ELLICOTT CITY, MD. — Morgan Properties, in a joint venture with Core Real Estate Partners, has acquired Orchard Meadows in Ellicott City for $50 million. The 240-unit community, located roughly 16 miles west of Baltimore, was constructed in two phases in 1998 and 2012. The new ownership will invest $2 million to upgrade the property. Planned renovations included kitchen upgrades, an enhanced fitness center, new grilling area and fire pit and a refreshed clubhouse, leasing office and business center. In addition, the joint venture will add a putting green, outdoor gaming area, playground, exterior fitness stations, a dog park and package rooms. Orchard Meadows features a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartment units. The transaction marks Morgan Properties’ seventh acquisition in the Mid-Atlantic with Core Real Estate Partners since 2012.