Area developers Bozzuto and War Horse are proposing a 47 new-construction townhome development at the former Perishable Deliveries Inc. (PDI) site at 1520 Beason St. in Locust Point. The site of the development includes properties on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Beason St. as well as the 1500 block of Cuba St. PDI recently relocated to Halethorpe.
A task force with the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) has been working with the developers in recent months to come to an agreement on the changes needed to the property’s current R-8 industrial zoning. The development team initially proposed 51 four-story townhomes with a height of 45 feet, but an agreement was reached at 47 three-story townhomes with a height of 35 feet. This agreement was voted on and approved by the LPCA membership last Wednesday.
The plan will go before the Baltimore City Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals (BMZA) today.
Each of the townhomes will include a two-car garage and the area will be gaining 10 to 12 street parking spots by eliminating curb cuts that were used by PDI to load and unload its trucks.
Bozzuto and War Horse, along with Solstice Partners, are currently building Anthem House, a mixed-use development in Locust Point 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 on Lawrence St. across from Anthem House. The property was recently approved for a transfer of the former Thornton’s liquor license.
War Horse is also in an Exclusive Negotiating Privilege (ENP) agreement for the redevelopment of the Cross Street Market along with Caves Valley Partners.