Howard Bank, a locally-owned community bank serving the Greater Baltimore area, announced that it will open a branch in the Remington community of Baltimore City. The 2,000-square-foot branch is located at Seawall Development Co.’s Remington Row apartment community at 2700 Remington Avenue, and will tap into the rapidly growing market, which is undergoing a revival spurred by recent investment in restaurants, homes, apartments and businesses.

“We like the energy in Remington and its potential for growth,” said Mary Ann Scully, chairman, CEO and president of Howard Bank. “The market represents a diversity of age and income attracting teachers, entrepreneurs, artists and new businesses. We are proud to be working with Seawall and help in its transformation of Remington.”

“Since its inception in 2005, Howard Bank has focused on being a community bank and has never wavered. They were the first lender to finance our Miller’s Court teacher housing project in 2008 in Remington, and they have stood by our side, believing in the neighborhood and the City of Baltimore every step of the way,” said Donald Manekin, founding member of Seawall Development, adding, “Howard Bank opening up a state-of-the-art branch in the heart of Remington personifies their original vision and meets the needs of the community.”

Howard Bank expects the new branch to be opened for business in the early summer of 2017.