Construction Begins on ‘The Paramount Baltimore’ Music Venue Across From M&T Bank Stadium

| February 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Construction has started on The Paramount Baltimore at 1300 Warner St. in Stadium Area. The 70,000 sq. ft., 3,400-seat facility takes the place of a recently-demolished 91,744 sq. ft. brick building and warehouse on a two-acre lot.

The Paramount Baltimore is a partnership between The Paramount, which runs a music venue in Huntington, NY on Long Island, and the Horseshoe Casino owners CBAC, which is comprised of Caesars, Rock Gaming, and local developers Caves Valley Partners (CVP). The Paramount Baltimore was first announced in early 2016. CBAC purchased the long-vacant property in January 2019 for $4.8 million, according to tax records.

In a statement in 2019, The Paramount Baltimore team said the facility “will feature a diversified program of events including rock, county, R&B, comedy, hip-hop, disco, metal, pop, alternative music, and children’s shows.” It added, “The Paramount will create the ultimate concert experience for the public and entertainers. The Paramount Baltimore aims to become a world class, legacy venue for the greater Baltimore market.”

The music venue will be constructed first, and a second attached retail building fronting Warner St. will be part of a second phase. The exterior design of The Paramount will be mostly brick with a marquee and a lighted tower.

It will also have an outdoor area on the western portion of the building facing Russell St. This area will utilize the triangular steel frame from the former building. It will be used for queuing, as well as outdoor events that could spill onto the one-block section of Russell St. which dead ends and is underneath I-395.

The Paramount Baltimore was designed by DESIGN 3 INTERNATIONAL and Design Collective.

The Paramount Baltimore shares the 1300 block of Russell St. with outdoor music and event venue Hamerjacks as well as an adjacent 24,000 sq. ft. building that was recently put up for lease. The adjacent building is seeking an entertainment-focused tenant.

The Paramount Baltimore’s retail building will be one-story and brick, and add additional activity to Warner St. which CBAC is transforming into the entertainment-oriented Warner Street District. A Topgolf is under construction, a renovation of the waterfront park space behind Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is underway, and a hotel and additional entertainment venues are planned.

“We’re pleased that progress continues to be made in the transformation of the Warner Street corridor into the city’s next great entertainment district,” said Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Senior Vice President and General Manager Randy Conroy, in a press release. “The Paramount will be a great complement to the casino, Topgolf, and M&T Bank Stadium as we deliver a unique and diverse entertainment experience in South Baltimore.”

The Warner Street District will tie into additional investments near M&T Bank Stadium. Himmelrich Associates is making improvements to four buildings it owns in the area in a project called Stadium Crossing, and adjacent to Stadium Crossing is Stadium Square, a three-block, $300-plus million project by CVP. The Ravens are also interested in constructing a plaza at Warner St. to tie into this developing area.

Renderings courtesy of DESIGN 3 INTERNATIONAL, PLLC (click to enlarge)

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