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Silo Point and Westport

I know how much you salivate over updates on large real estate projects. So while I was chatting with developer Patrick Turner about BRAC, I asked for details on Silo Point -- the converted grain elevator in Baltimore's Locust Point neighborhood -- and Westport, his planned mixed-use redevelopment in Southwest Baltimore.

"We've got over 50 percent of the building sold," he said of the 228-condo Silo Point. Ninety of the luxury units have settled, according to state records, and another "20-some" are under contract, he said.

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When I last checked in April, 74 condos had closed and almost 40 others were under contract.

The Westport project, an effort to capitalize on waterfront in a rough part of the city, had wetlands planted about a month ago. Turner is looking to start on the infrastructure, such as roads and sidewalks, around the end of the year.

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Construction can begin 12 months after the infrastructure work gets underway. First up: townhouses, offices and a 200-unit apartment building.

Landex Development will build the apartment complex. Turner says he has a national homebuilder on tap to build the townhouses, but he can't announce the name yet because the contract is still being finalized.

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