UCHS Position Statement on Proposal for 4224 Baltimore Avenue
The University City Historical Society welcomes new construction and improvements to our community. We see our neighborhoods as vital and growing environments, and not as a "living history museum" frozen in time. We appreciate the beauty and history of University City and would like to offer positive and constructive suggestions to developers of new buildings here.
It is our hope that the multi-storied building proposed for the 4224 Baltimore Avenue will respect the architectural vernacular and heritage of its immediate surroundings. We believe that a modern 21st century building can blend with the Victorian homes surrounding it, if care is taken to incorporate the shapes, colors, textures, surfaces, and building materials that characterize this neighborhood. It will be a great benefit to this neighborhood if the new building is in harmony with its surroundings and does not aggressively stand out in brutal contrast.
— University City Historical Society, August 29, 2013