Development Photo Tour: Otterbein, Federal Hill, and Sharp-Leadenhall

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the next week, will be posting development photo tours of all the projects under construction in South Baltimore. This tour features development in Otterbein, Federal Hill, and Sharp-Leadenhall.

Check out’s South Baltimore Development Rundown for information about all the real estate projects under construction, recently completed, or in planning in South Baltimore.

414 Light Street

The currently under-construction 414 Light Street development will include 394 apartments, 40,000 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor amenity space, 12,300 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, and a 550-car parking garage. More than 25 floors have been constructed and exterior glass is being installed.

The site was formerly a McCormick & Company spice factory. Each of the building’s 41 floor plans will be named after a spice.

414 Light Street will offer studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. More than half of the units will have private balconies.

Banner Hill

Work is nearing completion on Banner Hill, a 349-unit luxury apartment building at 601 S. Charles St. in Otterbein, a block from the Inner Harbor. Orlando-based ZOM demolished the previous building that was home to University Specialty Hospital by the University of Maryland Medical Center and replaced it with the six-story building that has two stories of below-grade parking. It will include a first floor pool and courtyard.

The structure of the new building has been completed and the brick exterior is being placed. It is expected to open this year.

Stadium Square Overview

Stadium Square is a $275-million redevelopment project on three blocks of South Baltimore and Sharp-Leadenhall located between Cross St. on the north, Race St. on the east, Leadenhall St. on the west, and both sides of Ostend St. to the south. The project will have approximately 650 apartments, 1,800 parking spaces, 375,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 75,000 sq. ft. of retail.

Stadium Square – Hanover Cross Street

Work is nearing completion at Hanover Cross Street, one of the first buildings in the Stadium Square project. Hanover Cross Street features 293 luxury apartments, 14,000 sq. ft. of retail, and 450-500 parking spaces. The building features a fitness studio, an outdoor lounge, a pool, a private theater, and a pet spa. The studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments feature chef-inspired kitchens with custom cabinetry, large bathrooms, and tall ceilings.

Take an interior tour here.

Stadium Square – West Ostend

The six-story, 72,000 sq. ft. office building was recently completed and office suites will soon be built out. Janney Montgomery Scott, a national full-service financial services firm, has signed the first office lease for a space just under 6,000 sq. ft. The building sits adjacent to a parking lot that was recently resurfaced.

Stadium Square – Vac Pac Building

The former Vac Pac building at 150 W. Ostend St. will be renovated and reused as 30,000 sq. ft. office building with ground floor retail. Interior demolition has begun on the project.

Stadium Square – Parking Lot 

The former Furst Bros. building and site was used as a staging space for the Hanover Cross Street apartment building. And, it will be the future site of a new apartment building with first-floor retail.

For now, however, developer Caves Valley Partners has paved the lot and will use it as a temporary parking lot for Stadium Square, as well as Ravens tailgates.

New-Construction Home

A new-construction home is nearing completion on the 100 block of W. West St.

Federal Point

Construction is underway on 11 new townhomes at the Federal Point redevelopment in Sharp-Leadenhall/South Baltimore. The homes will replace a recently-demolished warehouse at 49 W. West St., as well as a carriage house and open lot at 101 W. Ropewalk Ln. The site is located behind a small shopping center on the 1200 block of S. Hanover St.

Of the 11 townhomes, six will face Clarkson St. and five will face W. Ropewalk Ln. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom homes will be close to 2,000 sq. ft. and will have a brick exterior. The homes will each have a one-car garage in the front and feature a rooftop deck and second-story balcony. Buyers will be able to select interior finishes. The homes will have a new-construction, five-year property tax phase-in.

Federal Place Phase 2 – Federal Hill 

Federal Place in Federal Hill first began in the mid-2000s at a former industrial site between Key Hwy., Jackson St., Gittings St., and Covington St. Lennar originally built 26 new-construction townhomes and now Phase 2 is under construction. The site has been purchased by ©Richmond American Homes, Inc. (RAH) which recently completed the development with 23 new townhomes.

1238 Light Street

Demolition began last month at the former Ole Federal Hill Liquors at 1238 Light St. to make way for a new apartment building. Ole Federal Hill Liquors relocated to 1232 Light St. in 2014.

The property, which also includes an adjacent parking lot, will become the home of a new four-story apartment building with a first-floor commercial space. The building will include 21 “efficiency” apartment units and 14 off-street parking spaces within the building. The site is adjacent to Brewer’s Cask and a rowhome on Light St. The rear of the site faces Ostend St. and Marshall St.

1007 S. Charles Street

The former Shofer’s Clearance Center at 1007 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill is about to get new life as owner Hank Shofer is planning a redevelopment of the property, in addition to 1009 S. Charles St.

Shofer, along with architect Robert Gisriel, is planning a Baltimore City Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation (CHAP) renovation that will include 10 new apartments and 3,300 sq. ft. of renovated retail space. Preliminary interior demolition has begun on the project.

New Construction Home

A new townhome with a garage is under construction by Charm City Builders on the 1439 Marshall St. in Federal Hill.

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