East Baltimore Development, Forest City and Johns Hopkins Medicine are developing the next phase of a state-of-the-art technology park, adjacent the main Hopkins Hospital Campus, which will serve as an anchor to a revitalized community in East Baltimore. The project comprises a total of 88 acres, and represents a $1.5 billion urban re-development effort that combines commercial offi ce, retail and residential development, complemented by a wealth of new community amenities. Among those amenities is a fi ve acre green space called “Eager Park” at the front door to the new 1812 Ashland Building. The 1812 Ashland facility provides incubator space for Hopkins’ Fast Forward program, as well as two fl oors of Biotech and Medical Research space and a large community focused Starbucks Café.
A 194 room Marriott Residence Inn hotel with a casual dining restaurant and retail space has commenced construction, with a planned completion in Fall 2017.
Retail is an important component of the overall plan, and will total over 80,000 square feet at full build out. Existing retailers include: Starbucks, Helmand Kabobi Cafe, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Harbor Bank, Helmand Afghan restaurant and Atwaters Café.