Officials Break Ground on Latest Phase of Port Covington Development
Officials and community leaders broke ground today on the latest phase of South Baltimore's Port Covington project, which promises to bring 1.1 million square feet of new development, including 89 affordable-housing units. This latest phase is called 1B and will feature vertical construction, according to a press release. When fully development, the project is expected to bring 18 million square feet of mixed-use development to Baltimore City and 2.5 miles of restored waterfront.... The development's new phase will also include 440,000 square feet of office space, 586,000 square feet of residential space, 89 affordable-housing units, 81 extended-stay units, 116,000 square feet of retail, more than 1,000 parking spaces, and 10 acres of parks and public space.... "A vibrant Maryland depends on a strong Baltimore City, and I think Port Covington is a shining example of the potential and the positive growth that the city of Baltimore needs," the governor said. Hogan presented the project's developer with a citation during the ceremony. Other speakers included: John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative, Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District.