By Christina B. Farnsworth. A billion-dollar-plus project is rejuvenating Baltimore's historic Fells Point neighborhood. Fells Point, east of the renowned Inner Harbor area, has a 100-year history as a seaport. Today, it's still the area in which to find a vibrant nightlife.
The joint venture between Struever Bros., Eccles amp; Rouse (SBEamp;R), and H amp; S Properties is called Greater Fells Point. The project has three main components: the 20-acre waterfront site called Harbor East, the six-acre, mixed-use Fells Landing, and a 27-acre parcel surrounded on three sides by water called Harbor Point.
Harbor East, the $500 million component of the project, is complete. It includes three million square feet of office and retail space as well as two hotels, 400 residential units, a supermarket, and 3,300 parking spaces. The project is home to the Marriott Waterfront Hotel and a Whole Foods Market.
Fells Landing is currently under construction and includes 215,000 square feet of office and retail. It will also house 140 residential units and a 680-car parking garage. Everything is complete except the residential component. The third component of the massive project, Harbor Point, is in its planning stages and will be a mix of office, retail, restaurants, and waterfront park. The developers believe Harbor Point is the ideal location for a new federal courthouse.