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Historic Oliver

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Oliver's Growth Is Unstoppable!

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Oliver has had steady growth throughout the 2008 housing bust, the economic recession, and economic. recovery. It is one of the few communities in Baltimore that has seen non-stop growth. According to the 2020 census, Oliver increased its population by a whopping

Sojourner Place at Oliver
Construction for Sojourner Place at Oliver

48%! Despite the loss of population that Baltimore has experienced, Oliver is continually on the upswing as the vacants are being depleted in Oliver through individual investment and development.

Currently, most of the development that is taking place in Oliver are from small independent developers, redeveloping various vacant residential properties. There are a few larger projects that have taken place in the last few recent years or are currently underway. The North Bethel Row project, completed in Spring of 2021, is a redevelopment of virtually all of the homes in 1400 block of North Bethel Street in Oliver. The homes were being sold from the mid-$200's and up.

The Sojourner Place at Oliver project, a project by Healthcare for the homeless, is located at the cross-streets of Harford Avenue and Preston Street in Oliver. The building will bring 70 new apartments to this historic community. Half of the apartments at Sojourner Place will be designated for people experiencing homelessness, and the other half will be affordable at 50% of the area median income.

North Bethel Row
North Bethel Row

For more information about any of the projects listed above:

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