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Baltimore Waterfront to be Reimagined with a Mixed-Use Development

Photo by Yianni Mathioudakis on Unsplash
Photo by Yianni Mathioudakis on Unsplash
08 November 2023 | Baltimore, United States

A major transformation is currently underway for the redevelopment of Harborplace in Baltimore. MCB Real Estate is spearheading this initiative to revitalize and expand the city-owned parcel where Harborplace was originally established in 1980 by James Rouse.  Governor Wes Moore, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, and members of the design team, community, and business leaders from across the region, released the initial plans for the new development on 30 October. 

 The project aims to transform the development into a multi-functional space for living, socializing, leisure activities, dining, and shopping. It includes four new buildings: 

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  • A 200,000-square-foot commercial building on Pratt Street, with a public ground floor and conference spaces.

  • A 200,000-square-foot retail and commercial building with various food and beverage options, including a rooftop park.

  • An 8,500-square-foot retail building within a 30,000-square-foot park and a 2,000-seat amphitheater, located between Light and Pratt Streets.

  • A residential building on Light Street with 32 and 25 stories, offering approximately 900 dwelling units, retail, and commercial spaces.   

Additionally, Baltimore's planning department and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore are collaborating with SCAPE Landscape Architecture on a separate study. This study aims to assess the potential impact of rising water levels in the Inner Harbor basin and ensure proper preparation for this multi-phase development. 

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