Construction Begins on the Condo and Apartment Parcels at Locke Landing

| January 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

All three development partners are under construction on the Locke Landing development in Port Covington, a neighborhood which has been rebranded by developers as Baltimore Peninsula. DRB Homes began townhome construction in October and, in more recent weeks, K. Hovnanian Homes began foundation work for “2 over 2” condominiums and Greystar began foundation work for two new apartment buildings.

Mark Sapperstein’s 28 Walker is the master developer of this 809- home community located at the former Locke Insulators industrial campus at 2525 Insulator Dr. The campus was previously active from 1920 to 2017.

28 Walker has spent the past year demolishing the former buildings and constructing townhome lots.

K. Hovnanian Homes is building 92 “2 over 2” housing units on the northern section of the property at E. Cromwell St. and W. Peninsula Dr. Each condominium is two levels of a four-story townhome building.

K. Hovnanian Homes’ website is advertising two different condos: The Maywood which is 1,603 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one-car garage; and the Montvale which is 2,600 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a one-car garage. The Maywood is starting at $449,900 and the Montvale is starting at $549,990. 

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. The western building will be six stories and the eastern building will be five stories.

The apartment community will offer a mix of studio through three-bedroom units, and feature a variety of tenant amenities including a terrace pool overlooking the Patapsco River, fitness center, community kitchen, tenant co-working space, and makerspace.

Sapperstein said he expects Greystar’s construction to take about two years.

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. The homes are not yet for sale and DRB has not yet opened its sales office. Pricing information has not yet been released, but its website is advertising the Bridgton home, which is 2,061 to 2,101 sq. ft. with a one-car garage, and the Rockland home, which is 2,504 to 2,550 sq. ft. with a two-car garage.

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

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 waterfront shore at Locke Landing will have a 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.

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, 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.

Greystar parcels

K. Hovnanian Homes site

DRB Homes site

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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