There are many development projects around the Inner Harbor which are bringing a lot of changes to the city’s most visited attraction and the surrounding area. Here are some photo updates.
Renovations have begun on the Pratt Street Pavilion at Harbor Place. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation purchased the Harborplace at the Inner Harbor in 2013 and laid out renovation plans in late 2015. The exterior will have less awning and greenhouse structures. The new design includes a blackened steel frame, timbered wood, and a terra cotta or metal panel system.
On the interior, the Pratt Street Pavilion will undergo the most dramatic changes. The building will be turned “inside out” by eliminating the mall-style layout. First floor tenants would go all the way through from the street to the harbor and be accessible from either side.
The layout for the upstairs includes restaurant spaces on each side for Pizzeria Uno and Tir Na Nog, but the large interior space in between would become The Market at Harborplace. Popular urban markets around the country were used as inspiration. With large windows on The Market, Ashkenazy said the activity that will be seen facing Pratt St. The Market will also have large outdoor dining decks on the harbor side.
Interior work is underway on the Light St. Pavilion which will continue to have a mall-style layout. Philly Pretzel Factory will open at the pavilion this Spring and Hooters will be relocating within the building to a space facing Light St.
Renderings courtesy of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation
McKeldin Square Redevelopment
Across the street from Harborplace, work is underway on the first phase of a redevelopment of McKeldin Square which includes the demolition of McKeldin Fountain. The demolition is nearly complete and the park will feature a temporary design from Land Collective with new grass terraces.
Downtown Partnership previously presented plans for the space, but are now seeking new ideas for McKeldin Plaza as part of its citywide design competition.
Rendering Courtesy of Land Collective
414 Light Street
The 44-story tower at the former McCormick site will include 394 apartments, 12,000 sq. ft. of first floor retail, and a 550-car parking garage. Construction began in mid-2016 with six stories currently rising out of the ground.
Rendering courtesy of Questar
Work is underway at Banner Hill, a 349-unit luxury apartment building at 601 S. Charles St. in Otterbein, a block from the Inner Harbor. Orlando-based ZOM demolished the existing building that was formerly University Specialty Hospital by the University of Maryland Medical Center and is replacing it with a six-story building with two stories of below-grade parking. The structure of the building has been completed and the brick exterior is being placed. It is expected to open in 2017.
A redevelopment of Rash Field is scheduled to begin in Fall of 2017. It will include volleyball courts, a skatepark, a sports field, game and reading areas, climbing wall, and public art.
Renderings from the Mahan Rykiel