Baltimore Water Taxi has just opened a new stop in Locust Point, at the site of the $100 million Anthem House apartment community.
Anthem House is a hulking addition to the landscape, boasting 292 apartments. It’s being developed, in part, by Scott Plank, and his company, War Horse Cities. His co-developers are The Bozzuto Group and Solstice Partners.
Plank is the brother of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, whose company Sagamore Ventures bought the operator of Baltimore Water Taxi last July.
Plank Industries also owns the land where the water taxi stop was installed. Water Taxi president Michael McDaniel says that made the new stop possible, since docking rights are challenging in Baltimore.
McDaniel has high hopes that this new stop, or “landing,” will prove popular.
“The more value a landing has, the higher the usage will be. The location of the Anthem House Landing fit that description to a tee due to its proximity to I-95, the fact it is near residential neighborhoods, and the development of a luxury apartment complex only a block away,” he explains.
Anthem House Landing will serve the water taxi’s yellow line. The first boat arrives daily at 10:14 a.m., and boats run at least twice an hour until 11:38 p.m.
The Baltimore Water Taxi’s goal is to serve both tourists and commuters alike. When Sagamore Ventures took over, the company announced it will expand service further, including new stops in Port Covington and Cherry Hill in South Baltimore.
Two new water taxi boats are already in the water, and more will be deployed in the coming months. The new vessels are modeled on the classic Chesapeake Bay deadrise boat. They are being built in South Baltimore, by maritime design and manufacturing company MAPC.