South Baltimore Development Photo Tour

| June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of construction taking place in South Baltimore, so here is a photo tour of all the real estate developments in the area. Click on each link for more information. And, check out SouthBMore.com’s South Baltimore Development Rundown for information on every real estate development that is proposed, under construction, and recently completed.

Banner Row – Locust Point 

28 Walker and Ryan Homes are laying the infrastructure for this 108-townhome project in Locust Point and construction has begun on the first four model homes. This development replaces the former PQ Corporation plant at 1301 E. Fort Ave.

The homes will be 2,500 to 2,600 sq. ft. and will have three to four bedrooms, two-car garages with an adjacent a one-car parking spot, second-story decks, and rooftop decks. The homes will be three stories, but buyers will have the option to add a fourth story. The front of the homes will be a combination of brick and a dark exterior material with trim. The townhomes will have three large windows across the front of each level.

The Local Oyster – Riverside 

In partnership with War Horse Cities, The Local Oyster is building a 3,800 sq. ft. restaurant at the former home of Rallo’s Restaurant and Big Matty’s Diner at 838 E. Fort Ave. in Riverside/Locust Point. The rowhouse building has been completely gutted and framing is taking place to build out the new seafood restaurant.

Rash Field – Inner Harbor 

Construction is ongoing for Phase 1 of the Rash Field redevelopment at the Inner Harbor. Phase I of this project by Waterfront Partnership will renovate the western section of the 7.5-acre park. This phase will add a redeveloped pavilion with a café and outdoor patio, an overlook with a partially green roof, bathrooms, a shade structure, and amphitheater seating; a skate park called Jake’s Skate Park; a children’s nature park; a children’s kinetic playground; and new plants and landscaping. These new features replaced a small parking lot (not the one designated for the Maryland Science Center), a green space, a brick patio with a sandbox, and the western edge of the concrete bleachers.

This project is expected to be completed in the fall. The concrete structure of the café and overlook are in place, and the transition and obstacles of the skate park are currently being molded.

115 West Hamburg Street – Sharp-Leadenhall

Work has been completed on a five-story, 33-unit apartment building at 115 W. Hamburg St. in Sharp-Leadenhall. This was done by developer Alex Mandel. The building replaced an 8,000 sq. ft., one-story commercial building on a .237 acre lot.

Federal Hill Square – Sharp Leadenhall 

Construction is underway on the second phase of Federal Hill Square on the 100 block of W. West St. in Sharp-Leadenhall. This phase will add six garage townhomes with rooftop decks. The exterior of the homes is almost complete and work continues on the interior.

Phase One added five homes on the 100 block of W. Ropewalk Ln. This project began construction in 2017.

Hanover Crossing – Federal Hill 

Royal Custom Homes is wrapping up construction on Hanover Crossing, the 10-townhome redevelopment of the former American Rescue Workers (ARW) property at 1401 S. Hanover St. in Federal Hill. It has five townhomes on the 1400 block of Olive St. and five homes on the 1400 block of S. Hanover St. Some of the homes are completed and sold, and some are still under construction.

Spring Garden Business Park – Spring Garden/Stadium Area:

Himmelrich Associates is adding 45,000 sq. ft. of office space and ground-floor retail to this 60,000 sq. ft. flex building called Spring Garden Business Park at 175 W. Ostend St. in Spring Garden/Stadium Area. Existing tenants include Checkerspot Brewing Company and Maryland State Arts Council. Exterior and interior work is underway on this expansion.

ExtraSpace Storage – Stadium Area 

Work is wrapping up on a project by Himmelrich Associates and ExtraSpace Storage to convert a two-story, 36,287 sq. ft. warehouse at 211 Stockholm St. into a 500-unit storage building.

Topgolf – Stadium Area

Work recently started to build a 65,000 sq. ft. Topgolf on 6.5 acres in Stadium Area. Topgolf is partnering with Horseshoe Casino Baltimore’s owner CBAC Gaming on this new facility. It replaces the former Animal Control and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) site at 301 Stockholm St., which is currently getting demolished along with Lot J. Topgolf will also make improvements to the adjacent trail and park located behind the casino’s parking garage and along the Gwynns Falls Trail and Ridgely’s Cove.

Hammerjacks –  Stadium Area

A site has been cleared for Phase One of Hammerjacks at 1300 Russell St. The properties are comprised of the former Paradox music club and a currently-vacant warehouse facing Ostend St. The former Paradox was recently demolished to make way for a new outdoor entertainment and tailgating area, which will also use half of the 1300 block of Russell St. which is situated underneath I-295. A new retaining wall has been installed around the recently-demolished portion of the property.

An announcement with more information on this outdoor venue is expected in the coming weeks.

Public Storage – Carroll-Camden Industrial Area

Public Storage is constructing a five-story, 940-unit storage facility on the 1500 block of Ridgely St. in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area. The development site was formerly made up of a one-story industrial building with loading docks, a two-story industrial building, and four rowhomes.

Construction is currently underway on the third story of this building.

1020 West Pratt Street – Hollins Market

War Horse Cities is taking on the redevelopment of a 46,710 sq. ft. former Montgomery Ward shirt factory at 1020 W. Pratt St. in Hollins Market. It will convert the building to office and industrial space. Interior demolition has begun on the building.

719-723 West Pratt Street – Ridgely’s Delight

Zahlco Development is almost a year into construction on a 54-unit apartment building at 719-725 W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight. The project, which will also have 5,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail, incorporates several existing buildings along with a recently-vacant lot.

The building has topped out, exterior facade work is underway, and interior work continues.

Alta Federal Hill Phase I – South Baltimore 

Wood Partners is nearing completion on Phase I of the Alta Federal Hill project on the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St. in South Baltimore. It is a six-story, 275-unit apartment building with a 367-car garage and 1,000 sq. ft. of retail.

The building has topped out, the garage is in place, interior work is underway, and exterior facades are being installed.

ExtraSpace Storage – South Baltimore 

Work continues on a five-story, 90,000 sq. ft., 820-unit ExtraSpace Storage facility at 1900 S. Charles St. in South Baltimore. This project by Premier Storage Investors (PSI) replaced a former one-story warehouse occupied by business Pratt Thompson Company.

The building has been framed out, interior work is underway, and the different exterior facades are being installed.

Chapter 1B – Port Covington 

The Port Covington Development team is under construction on five buildings in Chapter 1B of the large redevelopment of this waterfront community. New infrastructure is going in, five cranes are in the sky, and concrete pilings are starting to rise out of the ground. The buildings under construction are:

  • Building E1: 223,000 sq. ft. building (162 residential units and 40,000 sq. ft. retail)
  • Building E5A: 221,500 sq. ft. building (212,000 sq. ft. office and 9,500 sq. ft. retail)
  • Building E5B: 133,000 sq. ft. building (40 residential units, 81 extended-stay units, and 6,000 sq. ft. retail)
  • Building E6: 293,000 sq. ft. building (254 residential units and 16,000 sq. ft. retail)
  • Building E7, Rye Street Market: 273,000 sq. ft. building (228,000 sq. ft. office and 45,000 sq. ft. market)

Reedbird Park Redevelopment and Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center – Cherry Hill

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ redevelopment of Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill is in full swing. When completed it will include the 32,000 sq. ft. Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center, a turf stadium, three multi-purpose fields, a dog park, basketball courts, paths, and a parking lot.

Grading of the site is currently underway and the Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center has topped out.

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