Baltimore Development Roundup

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stadium Square Begins Construction in South Baltimore 

Hanover Co. has started construction on a new apartment building on the 1100 blocks of Leadenhall and Race St. in Sharp-Leadenhall. As part of the Stadium Square development, the building will have 299 market-rate apartments, 14,000 sq. ft. of retail, and 450-500 parking spaces.

The block will also be the home of a four- to five-story apartment building that includes 6,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. With hopes of making the apartments affordable housing, developer Caves Valley Partners (CVP) is finalizing a partnership with The Baltimore Station to provide units for veterans. Construction is expected to begin in about a year.

Renderings courtesy of Design Collective 

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CVP has also started construction on its six-story, 72,000 sq. ft. office building on the 100 block of W. Ostend St. in the South Baltimore neighborhood. The building will be the future home of United Way of Central Maryland, which is purchasing an office condo comprising the first three floors of the building equating to roughly half of the total square footage. The contractor on the project is South Baltimore’s Plano-Coudon, LLC.

CVP also recently acquired an adjacent 1.3 acre lot where it is in the planning stages for another office building that will have retail at its base.

Rendering courtesy of Design Collective 

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Work Begins at 225 North Calvert

Preliminary work has started on 225 North Calvert for the conversion of a former 17-story office building into 364 apartments and 9,535 sq. ft,. of retail. The renovation features a refacing of the exterior.

Rendering courtesy of Hord Coplan Macht

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Work Continues on Downtown Hotel

After a delay in progress, work has resumed on a hotel conversion at a former office building at the corner of Saratoga St. and Park Ave. The property previous had a La Quinta Inn and Suites banner.

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The Baltimore Sun Building for Sale 

The Baltimore Sun’s downtown building at 501 N. Calvert St. is listed for sale by its once-parent company The Tribune Media Co. From The Baltimore Sun:

In an email to staff, Baltimore Sun Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Trif Alatzas said a sale would not affect the paper’s lease.

The Baltimore Sun office building dates to 1950, but was significanty expanded in 1981 to about 452,000 square feet, according to the state, which values it at roughly $12.5 million for tax purposes. A portion of the building is empty.

The Tribune Media Co. also sold The Baltimore Sun’s printing press property in Port Covington to Sagamore Development for $46.5 million in 2014. The press is still in operation and maintains a long-term lease according to Sagamore Development, but Sagamore plans on developing the land it acquired around the building in the sale.

Canton Church Conversion to Condos

A former church in Canton is becoming condominiums. From Baltimore Business Journal:

The former Canton Methodist Episcopal Church located at 1000 S. Ellwood Ave. is being redeveloped into four condos — three of them 2-bedroom units and one 3-bedroom unit, said Will Fejes, of F.M. Harvey Construction Co. Inc. of Hunt Valley, owner and developer of the condo project.

It had been vacant for nearly nine years after the congregation voted in 2006 to shut its doors.

Downtown Plaza Upgrade 

A downtown plaza at 1 E. Pratt St. will soon be renovated. From Baltimore Business Journal:

The renovations will include the addition of 35 parking spaces to the open-air plaza that adjoins the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel and the Baltimore Convention Center.

Other planned upgrades to the plaza include outdoor seating, new landscaping and the addition of several canopies. A ramp will be added to the existing parking garage for access to the plaza parking spaces.

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