Sagamore Development Reveals Bold Signage Renderings for Port Covington

| May 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sagamore Development presented signage concepts for its 266-acre Port Covington development at an Urban Design & Architecture Review Panel (UDARP) hearing at the Baltimore City Planning Department last Thursday. All of the buildings in the renderings are just concepts at this point, however Sagamore wanted to show off some of the different types of signage it is thinking about for the development which is expected to be completed in phases over the next 20 to 30 years.

Sagamore’s signage designer is Ronnie Younts of Younts Design Inc.

Sagamore Development’s bold signage ideas include everything from large LED signs on buildings to softer store signs in the Makers Lane shopping district and the West End District which will be largely residential.

The brightest signs are proposed along McComas St., allowing the buildings’ signage to light up I-95 and the portions of McComas St. that travel underneath of I-95 and the exit ramps. Younts also showed a “Welcome to Baltimore” sign on a building that would be visible from the highway. An urban playground with basketball courts and skateparks has also been proposed underneath of I-95.

Sagamore’s plan for Port Covington includes Under Armour’s 50-acre, 3.9 million sq. ft. global headquarters at the former Port Covington Shopping Center; 1,500,000 sq. ft. of destination, attraction, entertainment, and specialty retail; 500,000 sq. ft. of “maker” and industrial/light manufacturing space; 200-plus hotel rooms; 1,500,000 sq. ft. of office space (in addition to the Under Armour Global Headquarters); and civic and cultural uses including 40-plus acres of public parks, a public waterfront, and other public facilities. It also includes more than 7,500 residential units, which could total up to 14,000 units comprised of rental and for-sale properties at various price-points.  The plan also includes potential sites for a post office, school, library, fire station, police paddock, and cultural center.

Already completed at Port Covington is City Garage, a 133,000 sq. ft. former garage facility which is fully leased and described as “a hub for manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship;” Building 37, which converted the former Sam’s Club into a 170,000 sq. ft. Under Armour office building and amenity space; 240 W. Dickman St., which is undergoing renovations and will be the home of workforce development non profits, including Potential ME; and the four-building Sagamore Spirit whiskey distillery. Construction is nearing completion on Phase I of a new Port Covington bike path, and Phase I of Under Armour’s new 50-acre campus is expected to begin this year.

Here are some signage renderings courtesy of Sagamore Development:

Looking Southeast

McComas St. 

Makers Lane

An area called Light Square 

Hanover Street

West End

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