Sagamore Development Makes Open Space Improvements in Port Covington

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sagamore Development, the team behind the 266-acre Port Covington redevelopment project, continues to make improvements to its properties and the public spaces in Port Covington.

New improvements are underway in the West End district of Port Covington, which includes the properties west of S. Hanover St. Sagamore, which now owns West Covington Park, recently removed the fencing separating the park from the parking lot at City Garage.

“To improve pedestrian access to West Covington Park and Port Covington’s growing bike path, and to enhance views for the hundreds of employees working in and around City Garage each day, Sagamore Development has removed fencing that previously stood between City Garage and the park,” said Erin May, director of property management for Sagamore Development.

Sagamore is planning on using the parking lot and West Covington Park for a 28-acre park called West Waterfront Park in the future. The park will include a large sports complex in partnership with Cal Ripken’s Ripken Baseball.

The former Atlantic Forest facility at 240 W. Dickman St. has also undergone improvements. The 43,260 sq. ft. building on the property is a hub for workforce development non-profits and is now the home of CityWide Youth Development, Frozen Desert Sorbet, and Potential Me. Sagamore has painted the building’s exterior, painted interior offices, added new flooring, and completed bathroom upgrades.

A large fence surrounding the property was removed last week. This was modified into a much smaller fenced-in storage area surrounding the building. May said this is an effort to “further open up the Port Covington project.” There are no additional plans at this time.

Adjacent this property is Phase I of an under-construction bike path which will run through Port Covington. The path will start at W. McComas St. at Hanover St., just east of Schuster Concrete near Swann Park, and continue south, running parallel to Hanover St. next to the former site of Atlantic Forest. It connects with City Garage and West Covington Park along W. Dickman St. A stretch of the path will be constructed with an innovative material that will absorb sunlight during the day and emit a glow at night.

The grass fields surrounding The Baltimore Sun facility, and situated adjacent to Sagamore Spirit, were recently activated. They were used as playing fields for Volo City’s (formerly Baltimore Social) launch event and will be used for summer kickball leagues.

Other public space improvements, including landscaping improvements and a new mural, have also been completed at Port Covington.

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, the 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.; and the four-building Sagamore Spirit whiskey distillery. Phase I of Under Armour’s new 50-acre campus is expected to begin this year.

West Covington Park

Former Atlantic Forest


Rendering from Sagamore Development 

bike path rendering

Rendering courtesy of Sagamore Development  (click to enlarge)

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