South Baltimore Real Estate Roundup

| June 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

More Information on Owner of Port Covington

It is still not official what the future holds for Port Covington, but there is more information known about Marc Weller, the Chevy Chase developer who recently purchased the shopping center for $35 million, as well as two other adjacent parcels. Weller is a partner in Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Development Company, which went before the Baltimore City Board of Estimates last week seeking approvals for a hotel project at the Recreation Pier in Fells Point.

The Baltimore Sun recently reported a portion of Port Covington was being considered as the site for a whiskey distillery for Sagamore Spirit, Plank’s rye whiskey company. The Baltimore Sun is also looking to develop 37 acres of land it owns adjacent to its printing facility in Port Covington.

Updates from 2 East Wells

2 East Wells, the mixed-use project which will feature 153 apartments, 5,467 square feet of retail, and a 260-car parking garage, is currently under construction at the former McCall Warehouse in South Baltimore. Due to this year’s heavy winter, the development, which was originally slated to open this coming fall, is now expected to open in early 2015.

Chesapeake Realty Partners, developer of the project, and its management team WPM Real Estate are looking to take over maintenance of a vacant city lot at the southeast corner of S. Charles St. and Wells St. They have offered to provide professional landscaping services as well as regular maintenance for the lot. WPM Real Estate was at this month’s South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (SBNA) meeting to seek input from the community about the space. Many in attendance expressed an interest in keeping the space open so dogs can continue to use it, although an official dog park would not be a possibility due to its proximity to an adjacent residence, as well as liability concerns.

SouthBMore.com has also been told that one of the two retail tenants for 2 East Wells could be announced in the upcoming weeks.

photoCrossbar Construction Begins

Plans for Crossbar der Biergarten were first revealed in April 2013 and now construction is underway more than 14 months later. During this time there were many negotiations with the surrounding communities and two trips to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) for approval of an expansion of the liquor license.

Demolition began this week on the project at 12-18 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill, which will include a glass roof over 14-18 E. Cross St.

1901 Light St. Considers Redevelopment

1901 Light St., the warehouse property adjacent to 101 Wells which is the home to Guardian Services Group Ltd. and a moving company, could potentially be sold or redeveloped according to the Baltimore Business Journal. It is projected that approximately 100 apartments could be constructed at the property.

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