Southwest Partnership Housing Committee
5.11.17 Meeting Minutes
Next Housing Committee meeting is scheduled for 6.8.17 at the UMB Community Engagement Center
Attendees: Jamie Pitts, Jarret Horst, Suzanne Welch, Lou Packett, Michael Seipp, Nancy McCormick,
Diana Giess, Matt Benning, Sonya Eddy, Dotti Page, John Law
Tour of Hollins House
Property Rights Handbook update – WORK has been hired to print 2,500 copies of the brochure
which should be due in the next 10 days, expected to be available for distribution before the
Review of State Applications: all bullet points below are being presented to SWP Board for
o Housing (“C” = CORE application, “B” = BRNI application and “CL” = Community Legacy
C – Lease to Purchase – city believes there are about 71 properties that can be
delivered as available for rehabilitation. Estimated at 1.5MM. This project has
been identified as priority number 1 by the Housing Committee.
C – W Baltimore Street – multiple projects including 1500 block mixed use on the
south side of the block and the Ford building in the 1400 block. Anticipated ask
C- Pigtown – YWCA, two developers interested in a mixed use facility making
use of the 70+ vacant properties. Estimated ask of 1MM.
B – Aging in Place – including door knobs/levers, grab bars in restrooms, etc.
Estimated ask 570k. This ask includes the cornice replacement idea which was
not disputed by CHAP under initial discussions.
B – Acquisition Fund – 500k
CL – Façade Treatment – Baltimore Development Corporation 250k
B – Small Neighborhood Grants – miscellaneous asks from residents of the
neighborhoods to be made available for use on projects that support or
enhancement of the community. 210k.
B – Landmark Lighting – (2) areas in discussion at Carey St. underpass and Hollins
B – Neighborhood Identity – branding of the neighborhoods to include (7) mural
B – Defensible Spaces – alley gating.
C – Industrial Campus – land consolidation in service of a for-profit commercial
business who has approached the SWP for help with acquiring land. Estimated
o The SWP Board has approved the endorsement of the 20/20 plan previously supported
by the Housing Committee.
o Suggested initiative for next year would be a low interest loan pool for neighbors of
renovated areas to allow them to do home improvements to match the adjacent
o St. Luke’s Clergy house was identified as a potential CORE application. This property
could be included in the W. Baltimore application described above. The church is
anxious to sell but the property is known to need a vast amount of work. This could be
consider against CORE or BRNI grants.