Hebrew Orphan Asylum

Financial Advisory




Coppin Heights Community Development Corp

CSP Role

Developer, Financial Advisory, Owner's Rep


Nick Bankert

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Cross Street Partners and The Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation (“CHCDC”) will redevelop the historic Hebrew Orphan Asylum (“HOA” and “the Project”) into a hub of healthcare innovation that shifts the paradigm of care in West Baltimore. The Project will collocate organizations that deliver a range of medical and social services to the residents of West Baltimore.

This  1.14 acre healthcare campus renovation will include a 30,514 SF building and parking lot in Baltimore, MD. This $14.9 million LEED certified project will be the historic renovation of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum (‘HOA’). Originally conceived as an orphanage, the HOA building was repurposed into a hospital in 1923. It served as the primary healthcare asset in West Baltimore until it closed its doors in 1989. Since then, the HOA has sat vacant and no healthcare facility has opened in its place, leaving West Baltimore severely underserved. The redevelopment of the HOA represents a meaningful first step in rebuilding the healthcare infrastructure in West Baltimore.

The planned services will go beyond conventional medical care to acknowledge and address the complex interactions between a range of biological, behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence an individual’s well-being. The Project will also focus on advancing new, integrative models for supporting community health. The Baltimore City Health Department (“BCHD”) has executed a 15-year master lease for the entire building.

The Project’s anchor sub-tenant is Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB). BHSB will use the lower level of the building for a state-of-the-art Stabilization Center. The Stabilization Center will provide a centralized location for first responders to connect people with substance use disorders (specifically alcohol and opiate dependency) to compassionate and timely care through organized diversion methods. Importantly, it will help keep intoxicated individuals (without acute medical issues) out of emergency rooms.


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2101 E.Biddle Street, Suite 1201 Baltimore, MD 21213