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PortCovington 1
Global athletic powerhouse Under Armour is one of Baltimore’s most compelling economic success stories. Now, founder Kevin Plank is giving back to his adopted city through one of the largest urban renewal efforts in America: the redevelopment of Port Covington. This 25-year project will include up to
18 million square feet of new, mixed- use development; 2.5 miles of restored waterfront; and 40 acres of parks
and green space. In 2017, the project received an additional boost with a $233 million investment from Goldman Sachs. Already open are the City Garage innovation center, The Foundery makerspace, Rye Street Tavern and Sagamore Spirit distillery.
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Harbor Point sits between Harbor East and historic Fell’s Point, on the largest stretch of downtown waterfront that had yet to be developed. The site consists
of 3 million square feet of mixed-use space on 27 acres, including 9.5 acres of waterfront parks and promenades. Harbor Point is anchored by the
new, $270-million Exelon Baltimore headquarters, a 20-story LEED Gold building that houses 1,500 employees
of this Fortune 100 energy company. When completed, the project will also feature a 16-story apartment building and a 220,000 square-foot hotel. Retail already in place at Harbor Point includes raw foods café Plantbar and seasonal beach bar Sandlot, developed by James Beard Award winner Spike Gjerde.
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A new harbor-front residential tower across the street from the Baltimore Visitors Center has become the city’s tallest structure at 44 stories. After an estimated 790,000 work hours, the luxury apartment development was topped off at 500 feet in November 2017. The first tenants are set to move into
the building in spring 2018. The project is near McKeldin Square, whose concrete fountain was redeveloped into green space last year. Along with multiple other residential and commercial construction projects, these developments are adding to the sense of growth and renewal in Baltimore’s downtown area.
CantonCrossing 4
This 29-acre property, about half of which faces the water, anchors the east end of the hip Canton neighborhood. Canton Crossing is
already home to major retail tenants, including Target, Harris Teeter and DSW. In the development’s next phase, Canton Crossing II, additional retail space just off I-95 will house Nordstrom Rack and other well-known retailers. The Rack store is set to open in spring 2019.
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Once a massive Bethlehem Steel plant, Tradepoint Atlantic is fast transforming into a 3,100-acre international trade and transportation hub. A study by the Sage Policy Group estimates that Tradepoint
will create 17,000 new jobs during the next decade and generate close to $2 billion in direct economic activity from businesses operating at the site. With a deep-water port, links to major railroads, interstate highway access and ample land for automobile cargo parking, warehouses and distribution facilities, Tradepoint Atlantic promises to be a massive economic engine for the city. It will be home to several of
the world’s leading companies, including Under Armour, FedEx and Harley- Davidson. Amazon recently announced it will open a major new distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic. That center alone is set to generate 1,500 jobs.
Baltimore’s traditional industrial economy has in recent years transformed into a business landscape centered on technology, research and innovation. In fact, The Atlantic magazine’s CityLab website put Baltimore in the top 10 cities for “creative class” residents — knowledge workers, tech workers, artists, designers, entertainers and professionals in education, healthcare and law.
The following are just a few of the most notable spaces supporting creative workers in the city:
> Betamore – Co-working space, incubator and campus for technology and entrepreneurship.
> Bwtech@UMBC – Center of innovation for businesses in all stages of development.
> Dreamit Health Baltimore
– Digital health and education technology accelerator.
> Emerging Technology Centers – Community workspace and incubators with accelerator programs and networking opportunities.
> FastForward – Run by Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures and offering education, mentorship and advice on commercialization for startups.
> Harbor Launch at IMET – Community of environmental and human health companies hosted by the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET).
> Open Works – A nonprofit whose mission is to make tools, technology and knowledge
accessible to all.
> Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins – State- of-the-art laboratory and
office facilities that support
sophisticated research requirements.
> Under Armour City Garage – Innovation center that includes
access to industrial-grade tools and training for manufacturing entrepreneurs.
> University of Maryland Biopark – Laboratory and office environment for bioscience companies
at various stages of development.

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