Renderings Released for Cross Street Market Redevelopment Plan

| August 13, 2015 | 8 Comments

Local developers Caves Valley Partners (CVP) and War Horse, LLC are now in an Exclusive Negotiating Privilege (“ENP”) agreement with the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation (BPMC) for the redevelopment of the Cross Street Market. While negotiations are ongoing, the team has released several renderings of their plan for Cross Street Market.

The renderings include new windows and signage on all sides of the market, a rooftop dining area and second-story pop-up on the S. Charles St. side, outdoor seating along Cross St., a glass ceiling in a middle section of the market, and a walk-through divider at Patapsco St. that also includes outdoor seating.

In March, Robert Thomas, executive director of BPMC, told SouthBMore.com that he was hopeful that a “new market” could be enjoyed at Cross Street Market by fall, however delays in the process will certainly make that timeline unlikely. CVP and War Horse told the community earlier this year that they plan on keeping the market open during any renovations.

CVP and War Horse are both very actively involved in South Baltimore development. CVP developed 1111 Light Street, Riverside Wharf, and the former M&T Bank on Cross St. in Federal Hill. CVP has also recently started working on Stadium Square, a mixed-use development on three city blocks of Sharp-Leadenhall and South Baltimore.

War Horse is currently a partner at Anthem House, Locust Point’s mixed-use development that recently broke ground and will include 275 apartments and 19,000 sq. ft. of retail. War Horse also owns the former Rallo’s/Big Matty’s and rear parking lot across Lawrence St. from Anthem House. The property was recently approved for a transfer of the former Thornton’s liquor license.

In one of SouthBMore.com’s most popular Facebook posts of last year, readers were asked about what changes they would like to see at Cross Street Market. The most popular answers included better hours, better produce, more natural light, the addition of a pho place, the addition of a ramen place, the addition of an Atwater’s, and the addition of a bakery/bagel shop. Responses were also very complimentary about some of the existing establishments in the market, including Nick’s Seafood, Pop Tacos, Cheese Galore, Fenwick Meats, Steve’s Lunch, Bruce Lee Wings, and The Pretzel Twist.

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  • broho61

    I am all for this. I just hope they do away with the coin operated bathrooms.

  • Brandon Mead

    That looks amazing…Reminds me of Eataly in NYC.

  • Marc McFaul

    Great! We either grow or die.
    This is wonderful!!

  • Pat Gavin

    As long as Pop Tacos stays put I’m good.

  • Jimmy

    Where are the heroin addicts?

  • Cathy S

    It’s so pretty! I can’t wait.

  • SOBOJO

    SOBOJO

  • SOBOJO

    Leave the old market alone! It’s an icon of working class Baltimore and a reminder of simpler times. I wonder if anything of old South Baltimore will be left in 10 years? The 1st Rehab pioneers in the mid-70’s saw the charm of the old neighborhood and sought to preserve it’s quirky character. Now, it’s about money and greedy developers and corrupt politicians. It’s time to stop tearing down and take a breath and see if where SOBO is going is needed and most of all is it sustainable?