Floura Teeter was the landscape architect for several projects in the Remington neighborhood, collectively the Remington Renaissance, which was honored with a Merit Award from the Maryland Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA). The award was announced at the MDASLA Awards Gala held Wednesday, April 11 at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Floura Teeter worked with Seawall Development on the revitalization of the Remington neighborhood, located in north Baltimore, one of a series of communities developed in the late 19th century within the Jones Falls mill corridor. These projects, Remington Row, R. House, and Remington Community Plaza, comprised a Planned Unit Development which included rental apartments, retail and office space, a health center, a food hall/incubator, streetscape improvements, and park. Of these, only the park is not yet built.
The Remington projects are examples of highly successful redevelopment ventures in Baltimore that are closely centered on the architectural and cultural character of their neighborhoods. They represent a detail-rich, mixed-use community with amenities that are enhancing the perception that city life is fun, affordable and desirable, thereby boosting Baltimore’s stature and distinction among similarly sized US cities.
A jury member from the Rhode Island ASLA chapter commented that the development was a “good integration of design to surrounding” and a “great improvement to [a] blighted neighborhood.”