Baltimore Development Corp. Recommends that the City Sell its Office Tower at 7 East Redwood Street

The Baltimore Development Corporation has received an acceptable offer for the city-owned office building at 7 E. Redwood St. and recommends that the city sell it.

At their quarterly board meeting on Thursday, the agency’s directors voted to recommend to Mayor Brandon Scott that the city move ahead with plans to sell the 21-story building, which is currently occupied by nearly a dozen city agencies.

Acting on behalf of the city, the BDC issued a request for proposals for the building on Nov. 1, 2023, and set Jan. 22, 2024, as the deadline for responses. City officials said they wanted to test the market and see how much interest there might be from the private sector. They said the office building is a good candidate for conversion to apartments, given its central location, large windows offering sweeping views, ornate architectural details and other distinctive features.