DRB Homes Announced as Townhome Partner for 28 Walker’s Port Covington Project

| September 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today, DRB Homes was announced as the townhome partner for 28 Walker’s 809-unit residential development at the former 25-acre Locke Insulators property at 2525 Insulator Dr. in Port Covington.

The Locke Insulator Company built its Port Covington factory in 1920 and closed it in 2017. The property is next door to Under Armour’s 50-acre campus on Peninsula Dr. which is the future site of the company’s headquarters. Across Cromwell St. is the under-construction Chapter 1b phase of the Port Covington Development. The Port Covington Development Team is planning a multi-decade, multi-billion dollar development on 235 acres of property in the neighborhood .

DRB Homes will construct 297 new townhomes consisting of 103 16 ft.-wide townhomes, 152 20 ft.-wide townhomes, and 42 24 ft.-wide waterfront townhomes.

Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2023. No pricing or plan details are currently available.

DRB Group Area President Adam Schueftan said in a press release: “DRB Homes architecture will nod to the rich history of Baltimore in its exterior elements while providing modern, energy efficient conveniences inside.”

The townhomes are part of a 809-home master plan. 28 Walker is partnering with K. Hovnanian Homes on 92 “2 over 2” housing units. Each unit is two levels of a four-story townhome building.

28 Walker is also partnering with Greystar on a 420-unit apartment building. The community will have a private pool and clubhouse.

28 Walker Owner Mark Sapperstein told SouthBMore.com the K. Hovnanian Homes project will begin around the same time as the DRB Homes. He expects the first move-ins to take place in Fall 2023. The waterfront townhomes will be the final phase as 28 Walker wants to connect to the existing infrastructure on Cromwell St. and move the phasing of development south from there as it builds a new street grid.

Sapperstein expects the apartment building to begin construction six months after the start of townhome construction.

Demolition of the former Locke Insulators facility will begin on October 15th.

In a master plan shared in January by 28 Walker, the townhomes will take up about three-fourths of the property to the south behind the multi-family buildings. The master plan also has the clubhouse with a pool, large green spaces on the entire waterfront of the property, pocket parks, and four large green spaces in between rows of townhomes.

28 Walker has put a large focus on Locust Point in the past couple of decades, and will is now moving its attention to Port Covington, which is the next neighborhood south. 28 Walker’s projects in Locust Point include the Silo Point condominium and office building, the McHenry Pointe and Key’s Overlook townhome communities, the mixed-use McHenry Row project, and the under-construction Banner Row townhome project.

Screenshots from the presentation in January from 28 Walker, K. Hovnanian Homes, Greystar, Kimley Horn, KCI, and Hord Coplan Macht

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