Deborah Tempera (Unit 514), David Johnson (President of the Fell’s Point Residents Association) and Ron Klemkowski (Unit 702) on behalf of the Belt’s Landing Board of Directors are asking the City to repair the entire 900 block of S. Wolfe Street (from Fell Street to Thames Street). As you all know, this roadway has deteriorated to an unsafe condition. This repair issue has arisen numerous times over the years, but the City has not adequately repaired this roadway. Other than Fell Street, Wolfe Street is the only other means of ingress and egress for Belt’s Landing, as well as Union Wharf, Henderson’s Wharf, The Crescent and our other immediate neighbors.
Since prior requests to the Baltimore City Department of Transportation had not been successful, a request for assistance was made to our City Councilmember, Zeke Cohen. Mr. Cohen provided the below response:
We are in contact with DOT to determine what would be required to effectively repair the Belgian blocks. A year or two ago, Delegate Brooke Lierman requested an estimate from DOT for repairing the Belgian block in Fell’s Point and the estimate she was given was over $5 million. At that time, DOT considered that cost to be prohibitive and did not have plans to address the matter in the near future. Councilmember Cohen is working with Delegate Lierman to revisit the issue with DOT and we will follow up with you and the Board of Henderson’s Wharf, in addition to community leaders from the local neighborhood associations, to keep you informed of updates from those discussions with DOT.
We urge every resident to get involved and send an email to Steve Sharkey, the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (email@example.com) requesting that this roadway be repaired in a prompt and historically responsible manner. Please copy your emails to Delegate Brooke Lierman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Councilmember Zeke Cohen (email@example.com). If you would like to speak with Deborah or Ron, leave a message at the Front Desk.