Melody Simmons – May 5, 2021
Developer Scott Plank is poised to invest millions in Canton this year as part of ongoing efforts to upgrade the high-profile portfolio of properties he acquired in 2017.
Plank recently launched a $30 million redo of the marina on 26-acre Lighthouse Point, he said this week. The work will further elevate the property and its surrounding restaurants and retail that served as a catalyst for the transformation of the Southeast Baltimore community that today is dense with new development.
Plank’s quest to create an “urban resort” include plans for Lighthouse Point, the Baltimore Marine Centers and an eight-pad heliport off Clinton Street and have been in the works for years.
Changes have already included $500,000 in upgrades to the renamed Swim Club at Lighthouse Point with the addition of an outdoor eatery and bar. The seafood restaurant Raw & Refined opened in a vacant space in 2019. All were part of the 16-property portfolio Plank’s War Horse Cities acquired in October 2017 for $55 million.
Plank said the new Lighthouse Point 466-slip marina could be completed by mid-2023 — and he is developing further plans to use the heliport as an unmanned air delivery hub to deliver human organs for transplant along the East Coast.
That venture would allow Plank’s unmanned transport company MissionGO to develop its delivery of organs for transplant using unmanned electric drones that would fly from the Baltimore Heliport pier in Canton.
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