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First Renderings Revealed for the ‘Reimagine Middle Branch’ Plan

First Renderings Revealed for the ‘Reimagine Middle Branch’ Plan

Last week at the first public meeting for the Reimagine Middle Branch plan, preliminary design renderings were released by the design team at James Corner Field Operations.

| October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Public Process and Planning Underway for the ‘Reimagine Middle Branch’ Plan

Public Process and Planning Underway for the ‘Reimagine Middle Branch’ Plan

Reimagine Middle Branch, a plan to reconnect South Baltimore to the 11-plus miles of shoreline along the Patapsco River, has started the public input process. James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm selected to lead this plan, held a meet-and-great and day of activities on the water on September 12th. A public meeting will also be held virtually this Wednesday.

| September 27, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Judge Dismisses Maglev’s Attempt to Condemn Westport Waterfront Development Property

Judge Dismisses Maglev’s Attempt to Condemn Westport Waterfront Development Property

Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR), the organization looking to construct the high-speed Maglev train between Baltimore and Washington, had its attempt to condemn a 43-acre Westport waterfront property dismissed by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Kendra Ausby.

| August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $6 Million for Local Park Improvements

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $6 Million for Local Park Improvements

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) is excited to announce $6 million of needed investments in neighborhoods across South Baltimore in coordination with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. This will include long-planned, but until now unfunded, improvements to Carroll Park in Pigtown, Florence Cummins Park in Westport, and Solo Gibbs Park in Sharp-Leadenhall.

| July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Stonewall Capital Closes on Westport Waterfront Parcel, Adds Three Development Partners

Stonewall Capital Closes on Westport Waterfront Parcel, Adds Three Development Partners

This month, Stonewall Capital closed on the 43-acre Westport waterfront parcel where it’s planning a $500 million mixed-use development with 1,547 housing units. The site was previously owned by Plank Industries, which is a partner in the Port Covington Development located across the Middle Branch from Westport.

| June 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Ryan Homes to Build 275 Townhomes at the ‘ONE Westport’ Waterfront Development

Ryan Homes to Build 275 Townhomes at the ‘ONE Westport’ Waterfront Development

ONE Westport developer Stonewall Capital has partnered with Ryan Homes of NVR, Inc. to build 275 townhomes at the waterfront development. ONE Westport is a mixed-use development on a 43-acre parcel that will have townhomes, multi-family affordable housing, market rate apartment buildings, office, retail, and green spaces.

| March 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Trash Wheel for the Middle Branch Unveiled

New Trash Wheel for the Middle Branch Unveiled

The Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative unveiled the newest member of Baltimore’s growing Trash Wheel family: Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West. Gwynnda will be installed at the mouth of the Gwynns Falls in Baltimore’s Middle Branch next month.

| March 15, 2021 | 0 Comments
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1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

1,575 Housing Units Proposed for Mixed-Use Westport Waterfront Development

The master plan has 275 garage townhomes; an affordable housing development with 300 multi-family units; three market-rate apartment buildings totaling 1,000 units and 40,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space; and an 100,000 sq. ft. innovation center/office building.

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Boys & Girls Clubs in Brooklyn and Westport Selected as Comcast “Lift Zones”

Boys & Girls Clubs in Brooklyn and Westport Selected as Comcast “Lift Zones”

Comcast announced plans to equip various locations in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia with free internet including Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore’s (BGCMB) four Clubs.

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

Updated Plans Presented for the Westport Waterfront Redevelopment

Stonewall Capital made changes to the master plan from the feedback of the panelists and comments from the Westport community. The plan still includes 1,575 housing units, retail, innovation/office space, parks, trails, and green spaces.

| January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

New Members Added to the ‘Middle Branch Master Plan’ Design Team to Strengthen Equity and Inclusion

Work is already in process on the master plan and an “intensive round” of public outreach is planned for early next year. A new website called Reimagine Middle Branch (reimaginemb.com) has been launched to bring project information and updates together under one umbrella.

| December 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Port Covington Development Team Contributes to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s Mount Winans Project

The Port Covington Development Team Contributes to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s Mount Winans Project

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake completed a nine-townhome project earlier this year on the 2600 block of Huron St. in Mount Winans. Each of the townhomes were sold to and are now occupied by new homeowners who qualified with 30 percent to 80 percent of Area Median Income.

| November 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Residential Development Planned for the 43-Acre Westport Waterfront Parcel

Residential Development Planned for the 43-Acre Westport Waterfront Parcel

Maryland development company Stonewall Capital is under contract to purchase the 43-acre waterfront parcel in Westport and is creating a master plan focused around residential development. Stonewall Capital owner Ray Jackson said planning for the project is already in process and concepts will be revealed in the coming weeks.

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
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High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

High-Speed MAGLEV Train Hopes to Build Baltimore Station in Cherry Hill

Northeast Maglev, the company aiming to bring the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the northeast corridor of the United States, aims to build its Baltimore station in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore. Phase I of the project will start downtown in Washington, D.C., make a stop at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, and then arrive in Baltimore City.

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Reedbird Park Redevelopment and Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center to Break Ground This Summer

Reedbird Park Redevelopment and Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center to Break Ground This Summer

A $23,134,000 Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) project to redevelop Reedbird Park in Cherry Hill is set to break ground this summer. The park, which was once a trash incinerator and landfill, will be the site of a 40,000 sq. ft. Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center and four new multi-purpose fields.

| June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

Planning Underway to Convert a Train Bridge Connecting Port Covington and Westport into a Pedestrian Bridge

A key aspect of the Port Covington Master Plan and the soon-to-be-created Middle Branch Waterfront Master Plan is the idea of turning the Spring Gardens Swing Bridge, which once connected Port Covington and Westport by train, into a pedestrian bridge.

| June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Construction Completed on New BARCS and Animal Services Facility in Cherry Hill

Construction Completed on New BARCS and Animal Services Facility in Cherry Hill

Today, the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) announced the completion of the new $12-million, 37,000 sq. ft. Baltimore City Animal Services and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) facility located at 2490 Giles Rd. in Cherry Hill. Animal Services and BARCS will begin relocating from 301 Stockholm St. in Stadium Area today.

| May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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