St. Stephens Court Apartments
Owner | St. Stephen’s Court Apartments, LLC
Architect | Marks Thomas Architects
Contractor | The Michael Group
For over thirty-five years, the St. Stephen’s Court Apartments provided safe, decent, and affordable housing for the west Baltimore community of Coppin Heights. The 72-unit apartment complex, built in 1970, was well-maintained, however, all of the building’s major systems were in need of updating including the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC to ensure the development’s long-term viability. In 2010 EHC partnered with St. Stephens Court LLC to undertake the purchase and renovation of the apartments to ensure the preservation of this important source of affordable housing in west Baltimore.
The renovation included replacing all the major systems and minor alterations to the interior of the units, including re-designing the kitchen, bathrooms and storage space. Additionally, 12 of the units were made accessible for persons in wheelchairs. In addition to the renovations, EHC built a 2,500 square foot building that provides management offices and community meeting space. The $5,000,000 project was completed in 2011.