Scott Plank News

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.