Townhome Construction Underway at Locke Landing in Port Covington

| October 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Townhome construction is now underway at the 25-acre Locke Landing development in Port Covington, which has been branded by developers as Baltimore Peninsula. The master developer at Locke Landing is 28 Walker with partners K. Hovnanian Homes, DRB Homes, and Greystar.

Locke Landing will bring 809 housing units to the former Locke Insulators industrial campus at 2525 Insulator Dr. which was active from 1920 to 2017. 28 Walker began demolishing the property in late-2022.

The development will have 297 new townhomes by DRB Homes on the southern portion of the property. This will consist of 103 16 ft.-wide townhomes, 152 20 ft.-wide townhomes, and 42 24 ft.-wide waterfront townhomes.

The first nine townhomes from DRB are now under construction. 28 Walker owner Mark Sapperstein told SoutBMore.com the homes will be completed in 90 to 100 days. The homes are not yet for sale and DRB has not yet opened its sales office.

Sapperstein said the DRB townhomes will start at the northwestern portion of the development. Blocks will be built one at a time moving towards the waterfront blocks, which will be built last.

K. Hovnanian Homes is building 92 “2 over 2” housing units on the northern section of the property near E. Cromwell St. Each condominium is two levels of a four-story townhome building. Sapperstein said these units will begin construction in two weeks.

K. Hovnanian began sales over the weekend and already has some under contract, said Sapperstein.

Neither DRB or K. Hovnanian have revealed any pricing information at this time to SouthBMore.com.

28 Walker, which is doing the land development, has already prepped 80 townhome lots as well as the two apartment pad sites.

Greystar will be constructing two apartment buildings totaling 420 units. The buildings will be on E. Cromwell St. on both sides of Insulator Dr. and will be connected by a walking bridge.  These building will both begin construction in December, according to Sapperstein. He expects construction to take about two years.

The K. Hovnanian and DRB homes will have access to a pool and a clubhouse with meeting space and a gym. 28 Walker will begin construction on both facilities soon to have them ready by Summer 2024.

The apartment buildings will have their own pool and amenities.

The waterfront shore at Locke Landing will have path system and green space. There will be four different “mews” park spaces on the eastern portion of the development. Each mews will be surrounded by townhomes.

Parking lots from the former Locke Insulators were previously used by customers and staff at Nick’s Fish House. Those sites were prepped for the new Greystar buildings. Sapperstein built the restaurant a temporary parking lot on his development site that will be open for about two years.

Sapperstein expects to complete the development in three-and-a-half years. “100 sales a year would be strong,” he noted.

Locke Insulators shares Peninsula Dr. with Under Armour’s 50-acre property that will become the company’s new headquarters by the end of 2024. The campus already has an office building and stadium. A 280,000 sq. ft. office, retail, and fitness building is also currently under construction.

Sapperstein believes there will be a strong Under Armour employee connection with the homes at Locke Landing.

Across Cromwell St. from Locke Landing is the Baltimore Peninsula development. The Baltimore Peninsula development team is planning a multi-decade, multi-billion dollar development on 235 acres of property in much of the Port Covington neighborhood.

Chapter 1B of the project is mostly-completed and delivered five buildings that offer 440,000 sq. ft. of office; 586,000 sq. ft. of residential from 537 total housing units which break down as 367 market-rate residential dwelling units, 89 affordable dwelling units (ADU), and 81 extended-stay units; 116,000 sq. ft. of retail; more than 1,000 parking spaces; and 10 acres of parks and public space.

Locke Landing renderings from 28 Walker, Greystar, Kimley Horn, KCI, and Hord Coplan Macht

 

Rendering from DRB Homes

Rendering from K. Hovnanian

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