Community members and government officials joined Weller Development Company on May 13 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the next phase of development in Port Covington. Three million square feet of mixed-use development will start opening in Fall 2021, including apartments, offices, hospitality, market, parking, and event spaces.
“On behalf of Baltimore City, I would like to congratulate the entire Port Covington team on their hard work to date and tremendous progress thus far,” said Mayor of Baltimore Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “Today’s groundbreaking is about more than just this one development or one community. It is symbolic of what’s in store for Baltimore’s economic future: more momentum, more jobs, more opportunity for our residents and our local workforce.”
Several celebrated destinations operate in Port Covington, such as the award-winning Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Rye Street Tavern, City Garage, Nick’s Fish House, and South Point, as well as beautiful waterfront public spaces.
Port Covington represents an incredible opportunity for Baltimore and the State of Maryland. It is a major job creator and economic engine for the region. Port Covington introduces new experiences, iconic buildings and outdoor spaces to enjoy the waterfront in a thriving urban neighborhood, with 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. The neighborhood is easily accessible from downtown Baltimore and offers direct access to I-95, and the development plan includes multimodal transportation enhancements to increase mobility. Future phases of Port Covington are slated to include up to 15 million additional square feet of development.