Today, The Bozzuto Group and Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities officially broke ground on Alta 47. This $23-million, 47-townhome redevelopment project is located at 1520 Beason St. in Locust Point at the former home of Perishable Deliveries Inc. (PDI), which relocated to Halethorpe. The site includes properties on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Beason St., as well as the 1500 block of Cuba St. Construction on the project started in recent months.
The townhomes will be constructed in three continuous phases, starting with the parcel on the 1600 block of Beason St. Framing on the 12 homes in this phase are nearing completion. Additional phases will include 24 homes on the 1500 block of Beason St. and 11 homes on the 1500 block of Cuba St.
The development team worked with the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) in 2015 to come to an agreement on the changes needed to the property’s previous R-8 industrial zoning.
The exterior architecture features a combination of brick and concrete with large “contemporary” windows. The homes will have three to four bedrooms, a rooftop deck with harbor and city views, an attached fourth-story wet bar area, and either a two-car garage or a one-car garage plus a one-car parking pad. Smart home technology will also be woven into the homes’ infrastructure.
Prices will start in the $400,000s with many upgrades available to prospective buyers.
Alta 47 hits the market as several other large townhome projects in South Baltimore were recently completed. Bozzuto Homes President Tom Baum said this was partially strategic timing and partially good luck. The entire project is expected to take about two years to complete with the first phase and model home expected to be done by this August.
Scott Plank, who worked with his brother Kevin Plank at Locust Point’s Under Armour for many years, told SouthBMore.com he loves the location and loves the homes. He spent several years acquiring the properties and planning the development with Bozzuto and said he is excited to bring another investment to Locust Point. The properties were formerly used as a parking lot, a junk yard, and a “minimally used” delivery building, according to Plank.
Plank’s foundation invested more than $1 million into Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School. He said this is part of a community-building effort that helps keep families in the neighborhood and recruit the best teachers. He also noted the benefits of Under Armour’s investment in Banner Field at Latrobe Park.
Bozzuto is the general contractor for the Alta 47 project. Architectural design was provided by Lessard Design and engineering was provided by Whitman, Requardt & Associates.
Renderings courtesy of Bozzuto