Remington Row is a new multi-family, mixed-use project that redefines an existing historic neighborhood in Baltimore City. In order to develop the project, the team had to assemble 14 different properties from 14 different owners, all on one acre of land. Remington Row is comprised of 108 apartments on three levels sitting above a 27,500 SF office space. It features 263 below-ground parking spaces on three levels with direct access to 13,500 SF of street level retail.
We developed the initial concept design for three blocks in Remington that involved the adaptive reuse of two existing buildings and the design of one new multifamily, mixed-use building (2700 Remington). The buildings are located on three separate, but adjacent, Baltimore City blocks (2700 and 2800 Remington Avenue and 211 W. 28th Street) along Remington Avenue.
The project financing came from a complicated stack which included $30 million of New Market Tax Credits, Senior Debt, Subordinate Debt and Developer Equity. The development pays respect to the past mercantile and industrial heritage of the surrounding neighborhood while introducing an active and dynamic pedestrian retail experience.
Remington Row isn’t a catalyst for the neighborhood as much as it is an extension of the community’s spirit. This is one part of a larger plan to invigorate and invest in one of Baltimore’s great neighborhoods. Its developer, Seawall, has been active in creating new developments and economic opportunities with the community for years. Renovated rowhomes, adaptive reuse for teacher housing, creative restaurants, coffee shops and bars, a local theater troupe’s new home, and most recently R.House. Located one block from Remington Row, R.House is a 20,000 sf urban marketplace featuring multiple food vendors under one roof.
Remington Row is at the center of this activity. Its mix of uses elevates foot-traffic on the street and welcomes the community. A 30’ deep sidewalk the length of Remington Avenue has been creatively transformed into a series of outdoor spaces. Lush landscape, seating, specialty lighting, wood accents and a continuous canopy transform this sidewalk into Remington’s Living Room.
Innovation in the apartment leasing process was achieved through the use of virtual reality goggles. This approach proved to be an effective and unique approach to show perspective tenants what units would look like at very low cost. This use of technology allowed potential residents to see various units and how they would look furnished–well before there was even drywall up. Potential residents didn’t even have to set foot on the construction site; they could simply slip on the VR goggles and swipe through the various unit types.
The concept design led to the full design and construction of 2700 Remington which opened in July 2016. Remington Row was certified LEED Silver on 1/6/2017. In October, 2700 Remington was honored with a Wavemaker Award by ULI Baltimore for its impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
13,500 sf of Retail space
27,500 sf of Office space
267 Parking spaces