Work to Begin this Week at One Westport Development

| July 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

Work will begin this week at the One Westport development in the Westport neighborhood of South Baltimore. The 43-acre development by Stonewall Capital takes place on a 43-acre waterfront parcel on the Middle Branch where redevelopment was first planned in 2004.

Stonewall Capital got the land under contract in 2020 and began planning the One Westport development. The project was slated to start in 2022, but it was delayed due to a lawsuit by Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR), which sought to condemn the property in its attempt to construct a high-speed Maglev train track between Baltimore and Washington on the portions of the Westport property. That lawsuit was settled in November of 2023.

In 2004, Turner Development proposed a development at the Westport parcel with 2 million sq. ft. of office space, 300,000 sq. ft. of retail, and 2,000 residential units, but never moved forward after it demolished the existing buildings and remediated some of the existing land. The property fell into foreclosure before finally being sold at auction to Sagamore Ventures in 2015.

Work begins this week on the relocation of Kloman St. which runs along the western border of the development parcel. Kloman St. on the southern half of the parcel sits in-between the light rail tracks and CSX tracks. Stonewall Development will be moving Kloman St. east and using the current section of Kloman St. as a future green space with a trail.

Ryan Homes purchased a 11.2-acre parcel at One Westport from Stonewall Capital in May and the home builder will construct 247 for-sale townhomes. Stonewall Capital Owner Ray Jackson told SouthBMore.com that grading will begin at the site this month and vertical townhome construction is expected to begin in the fall.

Some of the new blocks will be directly on the shore of the Middle Branch and some will be facing the 14-acre Westport Waterfront Community Park.

Parcel A will be an affordable housing complex by Sight Insight and the NHP Foundation. Jackson said it would be around 150 units of senior and affordable housing. There will also be a retail building on Parcel A and Stonewall Capital is working with Westport CEDC to try and bring a “healthy food alternative” to the space.

Woodfield Development has pulled out of a proposal for for a 350-unit apartment building with 40,000 sq. ft. of retail at Parcel C during the delays cause by BWWR lawsuit.

Parcel D in the master plan is a four-story, 100,000 sq. ft. innovation and office building with retail. A 14-acre public park will be constructed between Parcel B and Parcel C.

Phase Two of ONE Westport includes Parcel E and Parcel F. Parcel E in the master plan is a five-story, 250-unit apartment building, and Parcel F is a five-story, 400-unit apartment building with possible retail.

Master Plan rendering for courtesy of Stonewall Capital and MRA (click to enlarge)

Renderings courtesy of Ryan Homes

Westport Waterfront Community Park preliminary renderings courtesy of James Corner Field Operations 

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