249 E Baltimore St is an Iconic commercial building in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction Neighborhood. The building, designed in the Googie style of post-modern architecture by Detroit architect Nathan Johnson, once housed Stanley Hong’s Mania café and the Rhythm Kitchen part of Detroit's early rap and hip hop scene. 249 East Baltimore is designated as a local Historic District building. It is protected from demolition, but there are potential opportunities to save the façade and build up. The site comes with parking for up to 20 cars.
The SD2 District is designed to encourage a complementary mixture of uses including residential, business, and office uses that are compatible in a neighborhood center. This zone will serve surrounding residential areas with consumer goods and services. It is the purpose of these regulations to encourage mixed-use developments that are compatible with the surrounding area and promote pedestrian activity.