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First Phase of Hollins Market Redevelopment To Begin In March

War Horse Cities CDC will begin exterior renovations next month based on the plans and concepts developed with the community over the past two years. Phase 1 will likely include new exterior siding and windows, new storefronts and doors, new soffit and lighting, and additional exterior improvements. Read the full story.

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How can universities engage in beneficial community development?

Students at this university have witnessed the impacts of the Greater College Park initiative, the public-private partnership to redevelop College Park into what it envisions as a world-class college town. But it isn’t the Student Government Association, university President Wallace Loh or even Mayor Patrick Wojahn deciding which apartments to build or which restaurants to…

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Updates From The Anthem House Development

Work on the Anthem House project at the northern corners of Lawrence St. and E. Fort Ave. in Riverside and Locust Point continues to progress as new retail spaces are being created. The Anthem House portfolio of properties is developed by Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities and partners. Read the full story.

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College Park has a new music venue and food hall

The project is spearheaded by Scott Plank, the founder of developer War Horse Cities and brother of Under Armor founder Kevin Plank. It’s an attempt to unite local entrepreneurs and artists, according to the company’s website. Read the full story.

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16 new rowhouses planned for Hollins-Union Square area

War Horse Cities Development is scheduled to present initial plans and concepts to CHAP on Feb. 12 for development of 10 new rowhomes at 1216-1226 Hollins St. and 14-20 S. Stockton St. in the Southwest Baltimore community. War Horse purchased the properties piecemeal over the last year and a half, state records show. Scott Plank, War…

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Inside WeWork’s First Location On A College Campus

The WeWork building, a former warehouse at 7761 Diamondback Drive, is owned by Chesapeake Realty Partners, in partnership with Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities. It sits in between Maryland’s Fraternity Row and the $180M Hotel at UMD, which opened in September 2017. It is part of the Discovery District, a 150-acre area between the campus and the College…

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Opportunity Zones Haven’t Been Finalized, But Baltimore Is Already Taking Action

War Horse Cities had assembled and carried out some improvements to its Hollins Market project through its not-for-profit community development corporation when the opportunity zones were designated. Now, the CDC plans to sell the assemblage to a third-party opportunity fund. If the project can deliver real returns with the help of the tax break, then the area…

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Another Music Venue Is Coming to College Park

A music venue and food hall will open in College Park by the summer, adding to the city’s at efforts to remake itself as a top-tier college town. In an interview with BisNow, War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank, who earned a degree in urban planning from UMD, said the concept was based on a successful…

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Rich Investors Eye Tax-Favored Development Funds

Mr. Plank, who has cre­ated his first op­por­tu­nity zone fund and bought a build­ing in Bal­ti­more’s Hollins Mar­ket neigh­bor­hood for which he is now seek­ing in­vestors, wor­ries the pro­gram “has a risk of bring­ing in capital that’s not experienced in these ar­eas and maybe is tax-mo­ti­vated in­stead of mis­sion-mo­ti­vated,” he said. Read the full story.

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War Horse Cities Scott Plank Hollins Market

$800M Center/West getting ready to lease apartments in West Baltimore

Developer Scott Plank‘s War Horse Cities CDC has been in negotiation with the city for a major overhaul of the 172-year-old Hollins Market near Center/West. Plank has also purchased about 60 properties in the Poppleton neighborhood for redevelopment to attract homeownership and new businesses as well. Read the full story.

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