Port Covington

Local Baseball Coach Bernie Walter Dies of Cancer at the Age of 78

Local Baseball Coach Bernie Walter Dies of Cancer at the Age of 78

Legendary local baseball coach Bernie Walter died from Leukemia on Friday night. Walter was the longtime coach of Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County, as well as a coach and player with the 19u amateur baseball team that was based at Swann Park in Port Covington.

| February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments
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New Tech and Venture Capital Companies Move to Port Covington

New Tech and Venture Capital Companies Move to Port Covington

The Port Covington Development Team announced last week that four additional companies have joined the roster of businesses located at office buildings City Garage and Impact Village.

| February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Work Resumes at Port Covington, Construction Slated to Begin on Five Buildings

Work Resumes at Port Covington, Construction Slated to Begin on Five Buildings

Construction crews are back at Port Covington doing prep work for the first phase of vertical construction on the 235-acre, $5.5-billion, multi-decade development in South Baltimore. Construction on five new buildings totaling 1.1 million sq. ft. is expected to begin in the next three weeks.

| January 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
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Port Covington Development Team Controls the Former Gould Street Generating Station, Demolition Underway

Port Covington Development Team Controls the Former Gould Street Generating Station, Demolition Underway

While Greenspring Realty Partner (GRP) purchased the former Gould Street Generating Station at 2105 Gould St. in Port Covington in December 2019 for $3.525 million, Weller Development Partner Steve Siegel confirmed yesterday The Port Covington Development Team does “control the site.”

| January 6, 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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Military Monument in Port Covington Donated to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland

Military Monument in Port Covington Donated to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland

The Fort Babcock Military Monument located in Port Covington has been donated by Jody and David Berg to the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland. It will be restored and return for public display.

| October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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California Developer Plans 169,812 Sq. Ft. Lab and Office Building in Port Covington

California Developer Plans 169,812 Sq. Ft. Lab and Office Building in Port Covington

Pasadena, California-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. is planning a six-story, 169,812 sq. ft. lab and office building in Port Covington. The project is a collaboration between Alexandria and The Port Covington Development Team.

| September 8, 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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Port Covington Updates for Chapter 1B: Affordable Housing Totals, Hotel Added

Port Covington Updates for Chapter 1B: Affordable Housing Totals, Hotel Added

Last week, the Port Covington Development Team announced its plans for affordable housing in Chapter 1B of the development along with plans to replace an apartment building with a hotel. The Port Covington Development is a 235-acre, $5.5-billion, multi-decade development in South Baltimore.

| June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Port Covington Development Approved for $148 Million in TIF Bonds, Construction to Resume This Fall

Port Covington Development Approved for $148 Million in TIF Bonds, Construction to Resume This Fall

On Wednesday, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved the sale of the first round of tax increment financing (TIF) bonds for the Port Covington development. This round of TIF bonds, which will be sold on the market by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), will result in $148 million for infrastructure at the 235-acre, $5.5-billion, multi-decade Port Covington project.

| June 22, 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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Middle Branch Waterfront Master Plan Aims to Turn Hanover Street Bridge into a Park

Middle Branch Waterfront Master Plan Aims to Turn Hanover Street Bridge into a Park

“With a bold future for the Middle Branch in mind, it’s worth pondering whether paying lots of public money to keep vehicles moving on the bridge for only a couple years is really the best option,” SBGP Executive Director Brad Rogers told SouthBMore.com.

| June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
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South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore Business Roundup

South Baltimore restaurants named in The Sun’s ‘Baltimore’s Best Food and Drinks 2020,’ a new restaurant opens in Brooklyn, a new barber shop opens in Federal Hill, a new salon opens in Riverside, and a local store celebrates 25 years.

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Port Covington Outdoor Bar ‘South Point’ Not Planning to Open this Year

Port Covington Outdoor Bar ‘South Point’ Not Planning to Open this Year

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the event industry to a halt, Port Covington’s seasonal outdoor bar South Point at West Covington Park is not planning on opening this year. South Point, which first opened in 2018 and operates during warmer months, added a tent for private and public events last year.

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Sagamore Spirit Releases Limited-Edition Whiskey to Benefit Baltimore Bartender’s Guild

Sagamore Spirit Releases Limited-Edition Whiskey to Benefit Baltimore Bartender’s Guild

Sagamore Spirit has released a limited-edition whiskey called the Sagamore Spirit Barrel Select Bartender’s Barrel to benefit the local restaurant industry. Sagamore says 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Bartender’s Guild which is helping provide relief to local bartenders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

| May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Couple Walks 50 Miles Covering Every Residential Block of the South Baltimore Peninsula

Couple Walks 50 Miles Covering Every Residential Block of the South Baltimore Peninsula

With the current COVID-19 pandemic eliminating Kyle and Rose W.’s commutes to work, they decided to use the extra free time to get some exercise and walk every single residential block of the South Baltimore Peninsula. The Federal Hill residents, along with their dog Brooklyn, accomplished their goal in about 10 to 12 trips, racking up 50.76 miles in the process.

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Port Covington Updates: New Waterfront Green Space Added, Construction Temporarily Halted During COVID-19

Port Covington Updates: New Waterfront Green Space Added, Construction Temporarily Halted During COVID-19

A new bulkhead, which has a new metal railing, has created an expanded green space and path that moves northeast along shoreline in front of the multiple buildings at Sagamore Spirit. The path will eventually be part of a trail and promenade spanning the area’s 2.5 miles of waterfront.

| May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
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