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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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Investors Eye Opportunity 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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Scott Plank may part ways with city over Hollins Street Market redevelopment

A standoff between developer Scott Plank and the city over funding for the overhaul of Hollins Market could nix the deal. A gap of about $4.75 million stands between Plank’s plans to redevelop the southwest Baltimore landmark and the scope and start date of the project. Plank said this week that the Baltimore Public Markets Corp. could soon take…

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News Developer Q&A: War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank

Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities has been an active developer in Baltimore, and recently the University of Maryland alumnus has begun working on a new project on the College Park campus in Prince George’s County. Read the full story.

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War Horse Cities Scott Plank Pool

This Bozzuto exec says luxury pools are worth the cost — and sunbathers seem to agree

In Canton, new swim clubs have grabbed the attention of the community. Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities LLC recently opened Swim Club at Lighthouse Point, touted by the company as “an urban resort” on the “glittering waterfront.” Read the full story.

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Canton waterfront restaurant opening July 2 next to Scott Plank’s Swim Club

A new restaurant from Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities LLC will open on the Canton waterfront next week. Button, a neighborhood-focused bar and cafe, will take over the former Canners Row space at 2723 Lighthouse Point starting July 2. The restaurant is located adjacent to a pool that War Horse recently renovated and relaunched as Swim Club.…

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Scott Plank’s New Swim Club in Canton is Open for Business

Walking through the gates of War Horse Cities’ (WHC) newest property, it’s easy to forget that it’s right in the middle of Baltimore City. With cabanas, pool wait staff, Ping-Pong tables, corn hole, and beach chairs lining a temperature-controlled lap pool, Swim Club Baltimore in Canton is the newest venture from Scott Plank’s development firm and aims to…

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