Weller Development Moving its Offices to City Garage in Port Covington

| November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Weller Development Company, the lead developer of the 235-acre, $5.5 billion Port Covington development, announced today it will move its headquarters to a newly-renovated office space at City Garage in Port Covington. Weller Development’s new 13,000 sq. ft. office will take over a portion of the 20,000 sq. ft. space vacated by The Foundery earlier this year.

Weller Development Company is currently located at 1000 E. Key Hwy. in Locust Point. In a press release the company said: “The move to City Garage allows the company to be further integrated into the development and construction of Port Covington, while also allowing the organization to accommodate its growing workforce.”

The company has 60 employees and has doubled its size since 2016.

The new office space will have an open floor plan and a sales center to help the company attract businesses, retailers, and investors to Port Covington. The new office is being designed by interior designer Wingate Hughes and local architect Waldon Studios. It is being constructed by Baltimore-based construction management firm Southway Builders. It will also feature a hand-painted art piece by Baltimore muralist Will Brown.

Weller Development will move to the new space in January 2020.

“Port Covington is on the move, and so are we,” said Marc Weller, Founding Partner of Weller Development, in a press release. “Our expanding team is keeping pace with the growth and momentum of Port Covington and we can’t wait to move closer to the daily action and construction on the ground.”

Weller Development joins Betamore, Under Armour, Baltivirtual, The LaunchPort, and additional companies at the 133,000 sq. ft. City Garage building.

The Port Covington Development Team is comprised of owners Plank Industries and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group with Weller Development leading the development and construction of the project.

Infrastructure work is underway by Weller Development and its contractors for Chapter 1 of the Port Covington Development. Chapter 1 is taking place on the eastern section of Port Covington along E. Cromwell St. in a large grass lot adjacent to The Baltimore Sun’s Sun Park. Across E. Cromwell St. is Sagamore Spirit Distillery and Rye Street Tavern, which first opened two years ago. The approximately $700-million phase is planned to include approximately 1.38 million sq. ft. of office, 337,450 sq. ft. of retail, 976,667 sq. ft. of residential, and 285,000 sq. ft. of hotel space across more than 12 city blocks. East Waterfront Park is partially open and will be expanded along the waterfront.

A spokesperson for Weller Development told SouthBMore.com that 1000 Key Hwy. was sold to Woodall GPG, LLC, an affiliate of Goodier Properties, and the transaction closed on October 22, 2019. According to tax records the waterfront property has 9,568 sq. ft. of building space on a 30,213 sq. ft. lot. Goodier Properties will be constructing a nine-story, 60,000 sq. ft. office building a block east at 1401 Woodall St. and recently redeveloped the former Syrup KING Molasses building at 1414 Key Hwy. that includes 74,900 sq. ft. of office space and 22,100 sq. ft. of retail.

This article has been updated to include info about the sale of 1000 E. Key Hwy. 

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