The Goddard School Coming to Locust Point

| April 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Goddard School®, which has more than 570 early childhood education centers in the United States, is coming to 1111 Key Hwy. East in Locust Point. The two-story, 15,000 sq. ft. school will be built at a site once approved for a nine-story, 60,000 sq. ft. office building.

The school is being developed by Goodier Properties, which purchased the property in 2018 and proposed several designs for a 60,000 sq. ft. office building while negotiating with Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) and Domino Sugar. In the last couple of years Goodier Properties focused in on a deal with The Goddard School of Locust Point as the single user of the building.

Jim and Mary Wolfarth will be the franchisee of The Goddard School of Locust Point. The Wolfarths also own The Goddard School of Canton.

The Goddard School of Locust Point is currently under construction by Waverly Construction.

The deal was procured by leasing agents Dave Fritz, Jesse Schwartzman, and Steele Stanwick of KLNB.

The school’s 14 planned classrooms will have enough space for 156 infants through pre-kindergartener age students. It will have an indoor gym with a rock wall as well as 8,100 sq. ft. of outside recreation space featuring two playgrounds.

The property is L-shaped with a large frontage on Key Hwy. East, a small portion on the 1400 block of Woodall St., and a larger portion on the 1400 block of Stevenson St. The school building will run east to west with its entrance on Key Hwy. East and the outdoor recreation space on the 1400 block of Stevenson St. The project has no dedicated parking.

The Goddard School of Locust Point will be the fourth location to open in the Baltimore area. It is adding 40 teaching jobs to the community.

The school will open in early 2023 and is already enrolling children ages six weeks to six years old. The Goddard School of Locust Point will be open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm.

“We are thrilled to continue building on the success we’ve achieved at our first location as we bring this valuable service to even more families in the Baltimore community,” said Jim Wolfarth.

LPCA President Kate Kate McComiskey released the following statement to SouthBMore.com:

The LPCA spent years negotiating the construction of the building with Goodier, and the community is thrilled to welcome the Goddard School to the neighborhood.  With so many young families in Locust Point, it’s hard to imagine a business better suited to meet the needs of the community.  Although there are concerns about the upcoming construction and influx of traffic to the area once the school opens, we are hopeful that the plans developed in advance will ease congestion, and that if any issues arise, Goodier will continue to work with the LPCA, Domino Sugar, and DOT to implement quick and effective solutions.

Rendering courtesy of Goodier Properties

Previous rendering of the 60,000 sq. ft. office building courtesy of Goodier Properties and Moseley Architects 

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