As part of our project at 1600 Barclay, Four Twelve set a simple and seemingly attainable goal - to create one full time hire from within our community. Through the first quarter of this project, we have exceeded this goal and created 3, 30+ hour/week positions for young apprentices.
After 6 months of construction, Four Twelve is happy to deliver its first home as a part of the 1600 Barclay development project.
We will be hosting an Open House with wine, beer and small eats on Tuesday, October 3rd from 4pm - 7pm. Come by, hang for a bit and get a tour of our first finished home!
Since starting our project at 1600 Barclay, we have found numerous projects that allowed us to tap into Brick + Board's stockpile of beautiful building products.
On June 5th, we received a call from Jubilee Baltimore. Jubilee and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) had identified a local resident in Greenmount West whose home was in critical condition - the roof was caving in and broken joists were popping through the ceiling above the bedroom. As a part of their "Legacy Resident Renovation" program, Jubilee and NHS were planning to finance the renovation and had begun the process of identifying a contractor to do the work.
Brickwork is something special in Baltimore City. The homes we are building at 1600 Barclay will be in homage to the the historical architecture of this city. In order to make our brick facades most authentic, we went and walked the block of 1600 Barclay St, in search of the oldest home with the most original architectural details.
As we have grown our company, we have identified many amazing institutions in Baltimore with which we were eager to partner with. One of the most wonderful we have found, is Montessori Public Charter School in Greenmount West.
Montessori wow'ed us from the moment we connected with them.
One of the beauties of new construction homes, is that you are working with a blank canvas. In old homes, you CAN tear out old elements that don't suit your fancy. But one element that is there to stay, is the concrete slab and foundation.
Four Twelve Development is a product of the current climate in Baltimore City. Following the recession of 2008, The Mayor of Baltimore City designed a program called the Vacants to Value (or V2V) program, with an idea to take vacant homes throughout Baltimore, and give them to people for cheap if they were able to restore them.
Coming up on 7 months since this project initially began, we are hitting yet another milestone - our homes at 1600 Barclay are officially for sale!
We are excited to introduce you to our new homes at 1600 Barclay and provide for you a Virtual Reality experience, taking you inside the homes before they have been completed.