New off-campus housing option for Johns Hopkins students to open this fall

Nine East 33rd, located in Charles Village, accepting applications for fall occupancy; $1,000 incentive available for new occupants, referrals

Image caption: An artist's rendering of the new streetscaping along 33rd Street approaching Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus and the new Nine East 33rd property (left).

Credit: Design Collective

A new off-campus housing option for Johns Hopkins University students will open its doors this fall, part of a new mixed-use development project near the university's Homewood campus, and significant financial incentives are available for those who submit applications in the next few weeks.

Nine East 33rd, situated at the intersection of St. Paul and 33rd streets in Charles Village, is currently accepting applications for soon-to-be-completed one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. The units will be available for occupancy beginning Aug. 21.

The all-inclusive housing option—which will include more than 150 units and more than 560 beds—offers residents private bedrooms; semi-private bathrooms; and a fully-furnished, modern space. Residents will also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, study lounges, a rooftop green space, and a media center. The building offers 24-hour emergency maintenance; secure access; and optional, paid garage parking.

The project also includes 31,000 square feet of retail space, which will be anchored by a CVS Pharmacy. Other confirmed retail tenants include the fast-casual restaurant chain Honeygrow, known for its farm-to-fork stir-fry and salad; and a ramen shop, Peko Peko. Other retailers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Nine East 33rd management office, located in the Steinwald House at 3211 Charles St., has samples of furniture available and more information about floor plans. Residents and new applicants who refer or sign a lease by May 20 will receive $1,000 for each new occupant.

Johns Hopkins bought the 3200 St. Paul site in 2009 from an earlier development group whose plans had been stalled by the national financial crisis. The property is located at the same intersection as Charles Commons, a mixed-use residence hall project that includes a Barnes & Noble. Johns Hopkins opened that property in 2006.

The project at 3200 St. Paul is part of a larger initiative to revitalize the retail district of Charles Village, along the St. Paul and 33rd street corridors. Planning is currently under way for additional retail locations and modified, pedestrian-friendly streetscaping with added street parking.

For further information, or to apply for an apartment, visit the Nine East 33rd website.

Image caption: Sample two-bedroom floor plan

Image caption: Sample four-bedroom floor plan