McHenry Row is Mark Sapperstein’s most visionary project to date. This project represents the transformation of more than 18 acres of former industrial land into an dynamic mixed-use community. The first phase of the project was completed in 2012 and features a Harris Teeter grocery store, 85,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of fully leased retail space and 250 apartment units.
McHenry Row also includes 250 residential apartments, with adjacent parking garages, above first floor retail creating a Main Street feel with convenient street parking for customers. Tenants include a tavern, sandwich shop, beer and wine store, two banks, a coffee shop, dry cleaners, hair salon, nail salon, pet store, running store, spa, local oyster bar, juicer and a dental office. The project also contains a fully leased 85,000 square foot LEED Gold certified office building.
Recognizing the need for additional living and office space, 28 Walker purchased 10-acres of adjacent property and added a second apartment building in 2018 with 223 units and adjacent parking garage, 74,000 square foot LEED Silver certified office building, Courtyard by Marriott hotel and converted an existing former seafood production facility into 210,000 square feet of Class A office space.
The developer and design team placed a strong emphasis on the sustainable redevelopment of this existing industrial property, which included several LEED-Silver buildings and responsible storm water management. The site design expanded upon the existing utility and road infrastructure and incorporated smart storm water management practices that not only handle storm water runoff, but are also aesthetic site amenities. These include raised foundation planters, and large, lush bio-retention facilities that create a sense of place in the pedestrian motor-court. Interpretive site signage highlights how the storm water management facilities filter rain runoff prior to discharging back into the Chesapeake Bay.