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Kevin Plank's Sagamore amasses more land, this time in Westport

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank's development firm has bought new land in Westport.

Representatives of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank's private development firm confirmed Friday that the company has bought 43 acres of land in Westport, expanding its portfolio to a more cohesive ring around the Middle Branch.

Plank has long discussed his vision for a corporate campus for the $3 billion company, and his Sagamore Development Co. has amassed another 120 acres on the Port Covington peninsula jutting into the Patapsco River south of Interstate 95 for more than $90 million.

The Westport land had been owned by developer Pat Turner, who planned a major mixed use development there that fell victim to the recession when Turner fell behind on loan payments. A Plank affiliated company purchased the debt on the property last summer, leading to a foreclosure auction in January, where it secured the land for $6 million.

"Westport is part of Sagamore's cohesive vision for the Middle Branch and vital to the economic development, transportation connections and diverse culture of South Baltimore and the broader region," a Sagamore statement released Friday said.

There are also plans for a potential whiskey distillery in Port Covington, which was cleared by Baltimore's Planning Commission on Thursday.

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