South Baltimore Development Updates

| March 22, 2013 | 7 Comments

Globe Brewing Building Slated for Demolition 

First pointed out to by an email from a reader several weeks ago, the Globe Brewing building adjacent to Little Havana at 1321 Key Hwy. has begun the preliminary work for demolition.  The site, which was once eyed for a return as a restaurant (we’ve also seen renderings created for a future office building), is owned by Tim Whisted, the owner of Little Havana.  Baltimore Business Journal caught up with him to get the latest – from the article:

From Whitstead, “The city ordered the former Globe Brewing building either renovated or razed about a year ago.”

There would be interest in selling that property. We’ve been approached by quite a few people.

No matter what happens to the former Globe Brewing site, Little Havana restaurant will remain open for business.

It has certainly been a ride for local favorite Little Havana during the real estate rise and fall.  Once tenants in their building, they dealt with the looming possibility that their restaurant would be torn down to make way for a luxury development, but years later they were able to buy their property as well as the adjacent Globe Brewing.

Under Armour to Begin Visitors Center 

Under Armour created a large master plan for their expansion last year at Tide Point in Locust Point and we are starting to see the first additions to their expansion.  Demolition has begun on the former home of Harvest Table along the train tracks in front of their headquarters.  The space will soon become a new visitors center that will include a skywalk connecting their offices on both sides of the train tracks.

Riverside Wharf Underway

Riverside Wharf, an office and retail development that will feature a 14,000-square foot Walgreens with 60 designated parking spots, as well as 25,000 square feet of office space with 90 designated parking spots, is under way at the corner of Lawrence St. and Key Hwy. in Riverside.  Construction is now going full throttle and they should be coming out of the ground by mid-spring.  The development should be completed in early 2014 with Walgreens, as well as a tenant to be named in approximately the next month, to occupy a great majority of the two top floors of office space.

Harbor Square Moving Along

The new ten-townhome development at Fort Ave. and Patapsco St. is well underway at the former site of a CVS.  The first five homes on Birkhead have been completely framed out and are under a roof and the next five on Fort Ave. have completed three stories of construction.  Eight of the ten homes have already been sold and the development should be completed this spring.

New Home Eyed for Heath Street

On E. Heath Street, adjacent to the garden at Light and Heath, sits two brand new townhomes as well as a vacant lot often used for parking spaces.  The entire area used to feature three gutted townhomes that later collapsed. This led to their demolition about five years ago.  Two new townhomes were built several years ago, but the third lot has sat vacant.  A plan is going before the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals on April 2nd to construct one three-story home with a front garage.  The front garage would eliminate a parking spot on Heath St.

Heath St. has been making a lot of real estate progress of late.  In addition to the plans for the new townhome, a home across the street at 53 E. Heath St., at the former location of Dawn’s Grocery, recently went under contract quickly with a listing price of $309K.

 2 East Wells Looks to Break Ground in May

Chesapeake Realty Partners’ 2 East Wells in South Baltimore is hoping to break ground sometime between May and June.  This project will feature 153 apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail along Wells St.  It will also feature a 260-car parking garage that will provide approximately 50 spots available to neighbors for lease.  Wells St. is undergoing quite the transition with the recently completed 1901 South Charles, as well as the brewery project, which was recently supported by SBNA.

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