Floura Teeter Landscape Architects provided design and contract documents for the streetscape and an entertainment plaza for the Horseshoe Casino, the first piece in a major re-development plan for the southern entrance into Baltimore City. This corridor will be anchored by the Casino at one end and M & T Bank Stadium at the other. The size of the 335,000 SF facility, a 4,000-space parking garage, and the adjacent 6-lane roadway challenged Floura Teeter to create a human scale for the Casino’s outdoor environment.
The streetscape features specialty paving, extensive street tree and foundation plantings, and defines the site vocabulary for the entire corridor. The entry sequence, which includes valet drop off and pick up, is detailed to convey the excitement of arriving at a world class gaming facility, with particular attention given to nighttime details. The flexible plaza serves as a venue for planned events and informal gatherings; the plaza is adjacent to dining terraces and serves to both screen and engage dining patrons.
A sustainable project, the Casino was awarded LEED Gold certification, featuring native plants and harvested water for irrigation. Adjacent to the Patapsco River’s Middle Branch, the site is located in the Chesapeake Habitat Protection Critical Area and was required to meet all conditions associated with this designation.
Project Category: Hospitality & Mixed Use
Location: Baltimore, MD
Client: Caesars Entertainment
Contractor: Whiting Turner
Architect: Ka, Inc.
Project Costs: $442,000,000
Awards: ULI Baltimore Wavemaker Award, 2014; USGBC Maryland Wintergreen Award, 2014; SmartCEO Skyline Award, 2015