A former South Baltimore slaughterhouse is set to find new life as a retail and office hub in 2021. The project, to be called Riverside after the surrounding neighborhood, will bring a mix of tenants, including a coffee shop, small specialty grocer, brewery and other retail concepts, to the 34,000-square-foot property at 1900 Light St.
The collection of four interconnected buildings was once the Heinz Riverside Abattoir, and most recently housed Wilhide Draperies. Riverside will add new retail options to a growing corner of the city between Federal Hill and Locust Point. The property at the end of Light Street, also sits at the foot of Port Covington, which is slated to become the site of an 18 million-square-foot, $5.5 billion mixed-use development within the next decade.