Construction Begins on Hotel, Retail Near Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Marriott Residence Inn (rendering via Gensler)
Marriott Residence Inn (rendering via Gensler)

It was two-for-one groundbreaking Wednesday north of Johns Hopkins’ medical campus in East Baltimore on Thursday. A development group called the New East Baltimore Partnership started construction on a hotel and mixed-use development.

The project cost a total of $95 million, with the bulk of that being spent on a 15-story hotel. The $87 million Marriott Residence Inn will have 194 rooms. Located at the corner of Wolfe and Madison Sts., it will have restaurant and retail space, along with a fitness center and rooftop terrace.

The housing development, called The Townes at Rutland, will have 49 town houses. It’s part of a bigger housing build in the area, which in all is expected to have 260 units, and 350 student-oriented apartments.

Equally, the two projects where construction began are part of a much larger 88-acre development in the area. The main facet will be a new Science + Technology Park for Johns Hopkins, with research, lab and incubator space supporting the university’s tech transfer efforts. With the hotel and housing, the idea is to make the area a “self sufficient community.”

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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  1. Any grocery stores planned? I drive past the “luxury apartments” at the corner of Wolfe and Fayette every day wondering who lives there and if the building is ever going to attract enough retail to fill the bottom floor.

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