An old jail in my town of Towson, Maryland is going to have a new life as a pool, office space, and hopefully a cafe.
Placed on the National Historical Registry in 1991, the Warden's building, built in 1858, is being renovated to preserve the original details while providing modern amenities.
I am excited that this 1.8 acres is going to be something so useful to the community. Though the pool is going to be private, the public schools around and camps/etc will have access to use. The local senior center will be offered largely discounted memberships.
The best part for my neighborhood, is that if you are a charter member, meaning that you pay $2500-$3500 to help build the pool, then that membership becomes part of your household. This means that when someone sells their Towson home, the membership can be transferred with the sale of the house.
Pools in our area fill up quickly. One opened in Timonium last year and their wait list is now 3 years long.
This provides a tremendous opportunity for Towson House Values to those who are willing and able to be charter members!