According to an article from Pro Builder, 5 key elements of successful mixed-use developments are:
- Housing that fills an unmet or underserved need
- The right type of commercial tenants
- Quality finishes and building amenities
- Proximity to public transportation
- Architecture that respects the heritage of the neighborhood
The recently opened Remington Row development is a new mixed use community that includes 104 apartments, retail and office space, and a community health center, and demonstrates each of these key elements of success.
The first major new development in Baltimore’s resurging Remington neighborhood, this project provides much needed rental housing designed to appeal to millennials, creatives, immigrants to the neighborhood and seasoned residents alike. Part of the Jones Falls mill district corridor, it occupies a key location near Charles Village and Johns Hopkins University, Druid Hill Park, Penn Station, and I-83.
This project is part of a three-block planned unit development (PUD) which includes R House – a food hall/incubator and another parcel slated for future development, currently a 7-11, to be developed as small local retail and community gathering space.
Floura Teeter’s work included design of the surrounding streetscape and a second-level amenity courtyard featuring an outdoor kitchen, lounge space, trellis, and small lawn area. Each area presents opportunities for residents to relax and socialize while providing a landscape buffer from adjacent office functions. The design celebrates the distinctive identity of the neighborhood while providing opportunities for spontaneous community activities and for programmed events.