Coming Soon to Remington: A New Innovation Hub
Posted by: Crystal Williams on: May 22, 2018 | Print This Page
In addition to the dedicated 2,000-square-foot makerspace, run by the Whiting School of Engineering, the floor plan carves out spaces large and small for conferences, group meet-ups, and independent work. One open area has room for more than 100 movable seats, along with a large projector wall for video screenings and presentations. Another space will function as a café and lounge.
The new hub—which replaces former temporary space in the Wyman Park building—is among four FastForward hubs that Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures now operates, including the neighboring space in R. House and the FastForward 1812 incubator in East Baltimore.
FastForward U Homewood occupies the second floor of the once-abandoned factory building in Remington, which Stansky said was vacant until recently. Commercial tenants—the Twenty20 Cycling Co and a soon-to-arrive CrossFit studio—are on the ground floor.
The multimillion-dollar development, for which Johns Hopkins is teaming up with the Gensler architecture firm, adds to a now-bustling corner of Remington that includes the 11 food stalls in R. House and the retail and apartments of nearby Remington Row.