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Warehouse Conversion – The Pennant

Jul. 7, 2020
Warehouse Conversion - The Pennant

Work on the soon-to-be five-story waterfront residential building, The Pennant, is currently underway in the historic Fell’s Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. McLaren is working with architecture firm Hord Coplan Macht and general contractors Chesapeake Contracting Group to provide structural and marine engineering for this part adaptive reuse, part new construction apartment and townhome complex developed by Elm Street Development.

The planned 285-unit structure warehouse conversion project will repurpose a section of the site’s existing two-story Wolfe Street warehouse to a parking garage, fitness center, residential entry and storage space. A three-story addition will be constructed above the existing levels and be set back from warehouse parapet. Adjacent, a 5-story, 307,500 sf addition will be erected on existing foundations to house a leasing center, main amenity space, and residential units.

McLaren’s marine division’s in-house P.E. divers performed above and under-water inspections of the bulkhead system and concrete platform lining the warehouse conversion development. The team made recommendations to increase the longevity of the existing system and designed a new bulkhead system, reusing the existing tie-backs and piles.