Bay Bridge Cove to break ground Saturday
STEVENSVILLE — Ground will be broken Saturday, Sept. 17, in Stevensville for a senior housing development more than a decade in the making. McKee Builders invites the public to join them as they celebrate with a ceremony and food truck festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 425 Romancoke road. Bay Bridge Cove, formerly The Cloisters, will be a clubhouse community of 273 villa homes for residents 55 and older.
Frank McKee Sr. of McKee Builders will break ground, officially signaling the opportunity for prospective homeowners to reserve their homesites.
Frank McKee Jr. said the company has had interest from around 200 people, but Saturday will be the first opportunity for future residents to actually pick their site and put down a deposit. Following the ceremony, the public is invited to enjoy a celebration at the community with live music and Shelly’s Sliders food truck. There will be a tent and picnic tables, and the event will be held rain or shine.
“This is a milestone moment for us,” said McKee Jr. “We’re excited to start building, and look forward to creating the vibrant community that we’ve envisioned for so long.”
Lifestyle will be at the core of Bay Bridge Cove, and plans include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, bocce court, fitness center, billiards and card rooms and more. Like other McKee communities, the clubhouse serves as the hub, and there will be clubs and activities, social events and trips for homeowners.
Residents won’t have to worry about exterior maintenance; chores from leaf raking to mowing and snow shoveling are done by the community. Homes will feature two bedrooms and two baths, and will be single level, though homebuyers may choose to add a loft and additions off the back. Villas come in doubles and triples, and each residence is somewhat custom.
Bay Bridge Cove is located on the south side of Route 8, across from the Bay Bridge Airport. Homeowners will have easy access to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and are just 20 minutes from Annapolis, and a short drive to Easton, St. Michaels and Chestertown, and 50 minutes to either Baltimore or Washington, D.C. The community is located just four minutes from area beaches, including a public beach where residents may take their dogs. Other area activities include fishing and sailing out of the Kent Island marinas, biking or walking, and shopping at the Queenstown Outlets.
Homes start in the low $300’s. To sign up for the VIP list to receive updates and more information, visit www.baybridge cove.com.
The Bay Bridge Cove Information Center is located at 425 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Appointments are available by calling Ed Hackett at 410-849-6693.
Artist’s rendering of the clubhouse to be built at Bay Bridge Cove.