Mixed-Use Infill/Historic Renovation
Railroad Square is a proposed mixed-use infill/historic renovation project encompassing a square block in Downtown Brunswick, Maryland. It is situated between Potomac Street, Brunswick’s “Main Street” and the MARC commuter train station. The project is zoned TOD (Transit Oriented Development) and is located within both Enterprise and Opportunity zones. Currently processing through the City’s entitlement process, the master plan for Railroad Square contains the following components:
The Residences at Railroad Square – 46 “workforce” affordable housing units located in a new 3-story 80,000 square foot building with below grade podium parking. Building features include secure parking, elevator access, fitness center, pocket parks, community multi-purpose rooms and rooftop patio.
The Shoppes at Railroad Square – Approximately 15,000 square feet of retail/office space situated along Potomac Street. The space will be a combination of new construction and renovated ground level retail in the adjacent Mommer’s Building.
The Mommer’s Building – Historic renovation of a prominent Brunswick historic landmark located at the intersection of Potomac Street and Maple Avenue, directly across from Brunswick’s City Hall. The 3-story building will include ground level retail space and 3 upper level “workforce” affordable housing units.
Other components of the project include the restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic Brunswick Train Station for community and cultural uses, several pocket parks and green space areas for community events and seasonal activities and surface parking lot that will provide additional parking for Railroad Square and community events.
Verdant is working to obtain the required approvals and entitlements required to commence development of the project. Verdant is also acting as the broker in the sale of the property. Construction is projected to commence in late 2020 with project completion in 2022.