Scott Plank News

July 11, 2019

War Horse to convert former montgomery ward building in hollins market into offices

Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities is continuing its investment in Hollins Market as it will take on the redevelopment of a 46,710 sq. ft. former Montgomery Ward shirt factory at 1020 W. Pratt St. The three-story brick building dating back to 1925 was also the former home to Baltimore Envelope Factory.

July 11, 2019

Scott Plank’s War Horse converting old city factory to tech space

Scott Plank's War Horse Cities is redeveloping a vacant, former clothing factory near Hollins Market to office and tech space. The project at 1020 W. Pratt St. is expected to open next year. Plank does not own the building, but is leasing it with an option to buy.”

May 19, 2019

Reston National Golf Course sold to pair of Baltimore developers

Weller Development Co. and War Horse Cities, both of Baltimore, have closed on the 168-acre Sunrise Valley Drive property, Weller said in a statement. RN Golf LLC, a partnership of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Billy Casper Golf, was the seller. The LLC put the course on the market in 2017. War Horse is led by Scott Plank, the former Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) executive and brother of Kevin Plank, Under Armour’s founder.

April 25, 2019

Honoree: WeWork at UMD Discovery District

The 18,750-square-foot space now serves as an incubator of university entrepreneurship resources and private sector companies. The university leased the site, a former mechanical shop building, to developer Chesapeake Realty Partners and War Horse LLC, an investment company founded by former Under Armour executive Scott Plank. Chesapeake and War Horse landed the WeWork deal.

April 18, 2019

Belvedere Square in North Baltimore hits the market

Belvedere Square, a popular shopping center and food market in North Baltimore, hit the market this week six years after developer Scott Plank invested millions to boost and rebrand the property.

March 12, 2019

Boathouse space in Canton may get new restaurant

The restaurant is adjacent to the Tindeco Wharf apartments, a 238-unit residential development located in a former factory. It’s also near a marina, helipad and retail properties that developer Scott Plank purchased for $22.5 million in October 2017. 

February 20, 2019

Broadway Market's north half to reopen this month

A renewal of Cross Street Market by Caves Valley Partners is underway and it is expected to reopen later this year. Plans are also in motion to raise funds to redevelop Lexington Market and a redevelopment of Hollins Market in West Baltimore is also in the works by the city and developer Scott Plank.

February 11, 2019


War Horse Cities CDC will begin exterior renovations next month based on the plans and concepts developed with the community over the past two years. Phase 1 will likely include new exterior siding and windows, new storefronts and doors, new soffit and lighting, and additional exterior improvements.

February 6, 2019

How can universities engage in beneficial community development?

Students at this university have witnessed the impacts of the Greater College Park initiative, the public-private partnership to redevelop College Park into what it envisions as a world-class college town. But it isn’t the Student Government Association, university President Wallace Loh or even Mayor Patrick Wojahn deciding which apartments to build or which restaurants to attract. Rather, the Terrapin Development Company, run by private consultant Ken Ulman, has been working with other private corporations and wealthy businessmen — BozzutoScott Plank and Brendan Iribe, to name a few — to craft a new vision for the city.

February 6, 2019


Work on the Anthem House project at the northern corners of Lawrence St. and E. Fort Ave. in Riverside and Locust Point continues to progress as new retail spaces are being created. The Anthem House portfolio of properties is developed by Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities and partners.

February 5, 2019

College Park has a new music venue and food hall

The project is spearheaded by Scott Plank, the founder of developer War Horse Cities and brother of Under Armor founder Kevin Plank. It’s an attempt to unite local entrepreneurs and artists, according to the company’s website.

February 1, 2019

16 new rowhouses planned for Hollins-Union Square area

War Horse Cities Development is scheduled to present initial plans and concepts to CHAP on Feb. 12 for development of 10 new rowhomes at 1216-1226 Hollins St. and 14-20 S. Stockton St. in the Southwest Baltimore community. War Horse purchased the properties piecemeal over the last year and a half, state records show. Scott Plank, War Horse Cities CEO, is also planning to overhaul and modernize the Hollins Market under a $6 million project under an agreement with the city.

February 1, 2019

Inside WeWork's First Location On A College Campus

The WeWork building, a former warehouse at 7761 Diamondback Drive, is owned by Chesapeake Realty Partners, in partnership with Scott Plank's War Horse Cities. It sits in between Maryland's Fraternity Row and the $180M Hotel at UMD, which opened in September 2017. It is part of the Discovery District, a 150-acre area between the campus and the College Park Metro station with $2B in planned public and private investment.

January 22, 2019

Opportunity Zones Haven't Been Finalized, But Baltimore Is Already Taking Action

War Horse Cities had assembled and carried out some improvements to its Hollins Market project through its not-for-profit community development corporation when the opportunity zones were designated. Now, the CDC plans to sell the assemblage to a third-party opportunity fund. If the project can deliver real returns with the help of the tax break, then the area becomes an investment target for all forms of capital, rather than only philanthropic or social impact funding.

January 21, 2019

Another Music Venue Is Coming to College Park

A music venue and food hall will open in College Park by the summer, adding to the city’s at efforts to remake itself as a top-tier college town. In an interview with BisNow, War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank, who earned a degree in urban planning from UMD, said the concept was based on a successful pop-up project in San Francisco, which aimed to bring together the tech community and the neighborhood in a kind of “town square.”

November 14, 2018

Rich Investors Eye Tax-Favored Development Funds

Mr. Plank, who has cre­ated his first op­por­tu­nity zone fund and bought a build­ing in Bal­ti­more’s Hollins Mar­ket neigh­bor­hood for which he is now seek­ing in­vestors, wor­ries the pro­gram “has a risk of bring­ing in capital that’s not experienced in these ar­eas and maybe is tax-mo­ti­vated in­stead of mis­sion-mo­ti­vated,” he said.

November 2, 2018

$800M Center/West getting ready to lease apartments in West Baltimore

Developer Scott Plank's War Horse Cities CDC has been in negotiation with the city for a major overhaul of the 172-year-old Hollins Market near Center/West. Plank has also purchased about 60 properties in the Poppleton neighborhood for redevelopment to attract homeownership and new businesses as well.

October 12, 2018

Scott Plank may part ways with city over Hollins Street Market redevelopment

A standoff between developer Scott Plank and the city over funding for the overhaul of Hollins Market could nix the deal.

A gap of about $4.75 million stands between Plank's plans to redevelop the southwest Baltimore landmark and the scope and start date of the project. Plank said this week that the Baltimore Public Markets Corp. could soon take over the project and complete a scaled-back version of the renovation.

August 7, 2018

Developer Q&A: War Horse Cities CEO Scott Plank

Scott Plank's War Horse Cities has been an active developer in Baltimore, and recently the University of Maryland alumnus has begun working on a new project on the College Park campus in Prince George's County. 

July 19, 2018


Scott Plank's War Horse Cities is continuing its investment at the corner of Lawrence St. and E. Fort Ave, which borders Riverside and Locust Point, as it is currently renovating the former Rallo’s Restaurant at 838 E. Fort Ave. and the two adjacent rowhomes. War Horse Cities, which also co-developed Anthem House across the street, is finishing up construction on A2 by Anthem House located in Rallo’s former parking lot behind the building.

July 13, 2018

This Bozzuto exec says luxury pools are worth the cost — and sunbathers seem to agree

In Canton, new swim clubs have grabbed the attention of the community. Scott Plank's War Horse Cities LLC recently opened Swim Club at Lighthouse Point, touted by the company as "an urban resort" on the "glittering waterfront." 

June 28, 2018

Canton waterfront restaurant opening July 2 next to Scott Plank's Swim Club

A new restaurant from Scott Plank's War Horse Cities LLC will open on the Canton waterfront next week.

Button, a neighborhood-focused bar and cafe, will take over the former Canners Row space at 2723 Lighthouse Point starting July 2. The restaurant is located adjacent to a pool that War Horse recently renovated and relaunched as Swim Club.

June 1, 2018

Scott Plank’s New Swim Club in Canton is Open for Business

Walking through the gates of War Horse Cities’ (WHC) newest property, it’s easy to forget that it’s right in the middle of Baltimore City. With cabanas, pool wait staff, Ping-Pong tables, corn hole, and beach chairs lining a temperature-controlled lap pool, Swim Club Baltimore in Canton is the newest venture from Scott Plank’s development firm and aims to be the city’s next summer hot spot.

May 28, 2018

Annual Sowebo festival kicks off summer in Southwest Baltimore

Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities plans to redevelop Hollins Market site at the center of future Sowebo festivals, giving the space a modern design with community areas for movies, concerts and a farmer’s market.

May 22, 2018

Exclusive: Scott Plank is creating an 'urban resort' on Canton's waterfront

Scott Plank's War Horse Cities LLC, which acquired a swath of the nearby waterfront for more than $22.5 million, is promoting the opening of an urban resort that promises luxe private cabanas and a carefully curated menu, all against the backdrop of the glittering waterfront.

May 5, 2018

David Cordish, Scott Plank selected to national list of Commercial Real Estate executives

The Business Journals' Influencers: Commercial Real Estate spotlights 100 executives who are influencing real estate and development in their respective communities.

April 16, 2018

War Horse Plans Housing Redevelopment in Hollins Market

Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities is planning a three- to five-year, multi-phase housing development in Hollins Market called Hollins Square Homes. War Horse is now rolling out Phase One which will include 11 new-construction townhomes and five renovated rowhomes.

April 13, 2018

Scott Plank, the future of Hollins Market and Southwest Baltimore

Scott Plank of Warhorse Development has bet a lot of chips on the Southwest with his agreement with Baltimore City to operate the Hollins Market for 15 years and with his investments in the surrounding area. 

february 26, 2018

Partnership with San Francisco Based Code Tenderloin

War Horse Cities made its way to San Francisco as an early WeWork investor helping the company launch its Tenderloin location.  This evolved into us purchasing a vacant billiards building at 1028 Market that eventually transformed into The Hall – San Francisco’s first community pop-up food hall.

January 5, 2018

Faces to Watch: Scott Plank, War Horse Cities

Developer Scott Plank’s $22.5 million acquisition of a 16-entity portfolio that includes a marina, helipad and several retail and restaurant properties in Canton in October further elevated his War Horse Cities onto the radar screen of ongoing big redevelopments in Baltimore.

October 27, 2017


Scott Plank’s War Horse Cities (WHC) has reached a deal with Baltimore Marine Centers (BMC) to acquire the BMC Inner Harbor marina; BMC Inner Harbor West marina; BMC Lighthouse Point marina; and the Clinton Street heliport and marine maintenance property. 

October 25, 2017

Exclusive: Scott Plank buys waterfront Canton properties, heliport for more than $22.5M

A sprawling, active marina, helipad and several other retail and restaurant properties on Canton's waterfront were acquired last week by developer Scott Plank for more than $22.5 million. It adds to the War Horse holdings in the area that include stakes in the posh Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Fells Point and Anthem House in Locust Point, both of which opened over the past year.

September 14, 2017


Scott Plank and the War Horse Cities team having Coffee with @UMBaltimore President Jay Perman, University Deans, Leadership & BioPark CEOs.

July 8, 2014

The National Aquarium Announces Sustainable Seafood Program

The program's start-up funding was a gift from the Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank Family Foundation and their urban development company, War Horse, and expands the National Aquarium's sustainable-seafood efforts.


June 30, 2014

WAR HORSE CITIES Founding Partner of Seafood Smart

Sharing the National Aquarium's strong commitment to conservation, War Horse CEO Scott Plank's family foundation provided critical seed funding to launch the Seafood Smart™ program.