Sagamore Development Announces New Street and Redesigned Intersection in Port Covington

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sagamore Development has announced plans for the first rebuilt signalized intersection at its 235-acre Port Covington redevelopment. The intersection will be where Cromwell St., Insulator Dr., and a new, soon-to-be-constructed street – temporarily nicknamed Purple St. – meet.

Sagamore Development is working with Severna Park-based Williams Associates on the project. Williams Associates will design and prepare contract documents for a traffic signal installation at the intersection. The project will include accessible ramps, as well as visual and audible signals for pedestrians.

According to a press release from Sagamore, the rebuilt intersection will provide signalized crossing for expanded bike lanes along this section of Cromwell St. The intersection will also be altered to provide full signalized access for trucks and employee vehicles accessing the Baltimore Sun printing building via a new driveway that will tie in on the north side of the intersection. The new driveway, which will ultimately be a new street, will be called Purple St. until a permanent street name is designated.

The design of the intersection rebuild kicked off in August and is expected to be submitted to Baltimore City for approval by February 2018.

Cromwell St. has added several new attractions recently with of Under Armour’s Building 37, which will be a part of the company’s future 50-acre campus; the Sagamore Spirit Distillery; and the creation of the bike lanes and on-street parking. Sagamore has also added new landscaping to the medians and sidewalks along Cromwell.

Sagamore also announced it has selected the Brigance Brigade Foundation to support an independent task force consisting of cross-accessibility leaders in the Baltimore area to ensure the Port Covington development serves as a global model for accessibility for persons with disabilities. The Brigance Brigade Foundation is an ALS support organization created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda. The foundation’s mission is to equip, encourage, and empower individuals living with ALS.

O.J. Brigance said in a press release, “We are honored to work with the Port Covington development team to advocate for PALS (People living with ALS) and others with disabilities in the Port Covington project and beyond.”

“The redevelopment of Port Covington provides us with an amazing opportunity to create spaces that allow everyone to comfortably live, work and play,” said Marc Weller, president of Sagamore Development Company, in a press release. “We’re extremely excited to work with the Brigance Brigade, leveraging its expertise to ensure people of all abilities are able to experience everything Port Covington has to offer.”

Rendering of the intersection from STV


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