Sagamore Development is set to discuss for the first time publicly its master plan for the most anticipated development project in Baltimore — the proposed Port Covington redevelopment.
Sagamore, Under Armour founder Kevin Plank’s real estate development firm, is scheduled to present its plans to the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel on Thursday. Approval of the master plan is a major step in making the proposed development a reality. The panel generally discourages developers from discussing projects publicly until plans are officially presented.
Previously, Sagamore has met with civic and business leaders to discuss plans for the South Baltimore property but has not divulged any details publicly. Plans for the development are expected to include a new campus for Under Armour.
Some work on Sagamore projects in Port Covington have already started. A former Sam’s Club is being converted into an office building; a former city bus depot has been turned into a manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship hub called City Garage. Sagamore Spirit whiskey brand broke ground in October for a 22,000-square-foot distillery building, a 27,000-square-foot processing center, a visitor’s center, tasting room, restaurant and a 120-foot water tower.
In recent years Sagamore and affiliated LLCs have methodically purchased land in and around Port Covington, a former industrial area at the very southern tip of the city. In July, Sagamore created even more interest in its plans for South Baltimore when it announced it had purchased the 43-acre Westport property located across the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River from Port Covington.
Although few details about the project have been disclosed, some of those briefed on it have called it a “game-changing” development for Baltimore.