Port Covington Development Team Releases Plans for Two New Apartment Buildings

| February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday at Baltimore City Planning Department’s Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design & Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP), The Port Covington Development Team presented plans along with architecture firm Hord Coplan Macht for two new apartments buildings that are part of the first phase of Chapter 1 for the 235-acre, $5.5 billion, multi-decade development.

The Port Covington Development Team is comprised of owners Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Development Company and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group with Weller Development Company leading the development and construction.

Infrastructure work for Chapter 1 of the Port Covington development is expected to break ground in the coming months. It will tackle the eastern section of Port Covington in the grass lots just east of The Baltimore Sun’s Sun Park along E. Cromwell St. Chapter 1 will eventually have 3.025 million sq. ft. of new buildings across more than 12 city blocks.

The first phase of Chapter 1 will bring six new office, retail, and apartment buildings to the areas across from the Sagamore Spirit Distillery on E. Cromwell St. Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year. The centerpiece of this phase is Rye Street Market which is a four-building project on one block totaling 243,500 sq. ft., including a 13,000 sq. ft. open-air market and food hall, 50,000 sq. ft. of pedestrian-oriented retail, 180,000 sq. ft. of office space, and a rooftop event space. Rye Street Market will be across the street from the already-completed Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Just southwest of Rye Street Market along E. Cromwell St. will be two new apartment buildings.

The first apartment building will be a six-story building shaped like an H with an interior courtyard and 17,685 sq. ft. of retail lining the first floor. This 290,000 sq. ft. building will have 242 apartment units and 10,750 sq. ft. of amenity space. The building’s first floor will be mostly glass with a canopy structure that goes over the retail spaces. The top floors will have large windows, brick and steel facades, and terraces, many of which will overlook the Patapsco River.

The second proposed apartment building will be located adjacent to the southwest portion of the H-shaped apartment building. This seven-story, rectangular-shaped building will be 121,600 sq. ft. and feature 148 apartment units, 8,200 sq. ft. of ground floor retail, and 5,900 sq. ft. of amenity space. The building will have large windows and black, brown, and white accents.

Work on Rye Street Market is expected to begin by the end of the year with an expected delivery date of early 2021. The two new apartment buildings will start construction in late-2019 or early 2020 and are expected to be competed in late 2021.

Apartment building renderings courtesy of Hord Coplan Macht and The Port Covington Development Team

Rye Street Market rendering courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt, MGMA, STV and The Port Covington Development Team 

Rendering Courtesy of Weller Development. Rye Street Market is E7, and the two apartment buildings will be at E6 (the two buildings pictured are now connected as one) and E5B

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