The A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Campus

Development, Construction, Financial Advisory



CSP Role

Development, Construction, Property Management, Financial Advisory


Will Christian

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Hoen is an 86,000 square foot complex of interconnected buildings, constructed around 1900 by A. Hoen & Co., a world-renowned printer known for printing National Geographic maps, posters, cigar boxes, sheet music covers, and baseball cards. Vacant since 1981, Hoen was in a state of complete disrepair, with trees breaking apart the masonry walls, water damage, and subject to environmental contamination.

The Hoen Lithograph Building campus will become The Center for Neighborhood Innovation (CNI), a new model for neighborhood transformation. The CNI is an interdisciplinary group of social entrepreneurs, non-profits, service providers, researchers, and community members committed to solving the issues facing our most distressed under-resourced neighborhoods and provide them with the space and support they need to affect positive community change. Unlike traditional project-based initiatives that focus on a single issue, place-based efforts such as CNI address the multiple issues presented by a single geographic area. The interdisciplinary group helps students and residents move step-by-step along the continuum from schooling to job training to career building.

The campus is marked by 3 historic structures (65,000 SF) and two warehouse/storage buildings (20,000 SF). The historic buildings feature open floor plan, exposing the unique architectural aesthetics of the historic structure. An internal courtyard, surrounded on three sides by beautiful historic facades, serves as a community events space or as outdoor seating. Cross Street Partners took care to preserve the building’s historic fabric and story and to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s standards, while incorporating modern building systems and amenities.

Among the tenants leasing space are Strong City Baltimore, a 50-year-old grassroots nonprofit that builds and strengthens neighborhoods and people; City Life Community Builders, a construction workforce program designed to assist unemployed residents of East Baltimore build their career; ABC of Greater Baltimore, a trade association representing the construction industry, will bring their Construction Education Academy to Hoen; The Outlook Company, a minority-owned, innovative digital animations and production studio, Morgan State University – Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), is working with the Center for Urban Health Disparities Research to study and understand the health issues disproportionately affecting minority groups; Cross Street Partners, a local development, construction, financial advisory and property management company; PIVOT, and Living Classrooms Project SERVE,

NTCIC Video: Transforming a Historic East Baltimore Building

Preservation Magazine/Hoen article

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In The News: The A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph Campus


Industrial Evolution

Preservation Magazine


Hoen Lithograph redevelopment in East Baltimore gets $1.6M federal grant

Baltimore Business Journal


Federal funds restored to revitalize old printing plant in east Baltimore

NBC Baltimore WBAL


Hoen Lithograph Complex to be redeveloped

ABC Baltimore WMAR


Hoen Lithograph Complex To Be Reborn As Job Training Center

CBS Baltimore WJZ


Feds give $1.6 million for Hoen Lithograph building renovation

Baltimore Fishbowl


'I see hope': Rehab of old warehouse, renovations to rowhouses spur talk of East Baltimore revival

The Baltimore Sun




'New opportunities exist for change' in Baltimore's distressed communities, developers say

Baltimore Business Journal


Team Led by Cross Street Partners Formally Breaks Ground on Highly Anticipated East Baltimore Innovation Center

The Baltimore Times


East Baltimore Plans | We're going to put this neighborhood back

Fox 45 News


Developers of old Hoen Lithograph building in East Baltimore to break ground Tuesday

Baltimore Sun


At groundbreaking for the historic Hoen Lithograph Building, visions of a new East Baltimore

Baltimore Fishbowl


Hoen Lithograph building's $28 million transformation begins

Baltimore Business Journal


At former A.Hoen & Co lithograph plant, 'audacious' hope for East Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun


There’s a lot going to happen at revamped Hoen building, developer says

Biz Journals


Spike Gjerde’s canning, baking operations to anchor Hoen Lithograph redevelopment in East Baltimore

Biz Journals


Bill Struever’s Cross Street Partners to redevelop historic Hoen Co. building in East Baltimore

Biz Journals


Cross Street Partners part of team to take on Hoen Lithograph building

The Baltimore Sun

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