Floura Teeter was engaged by Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) to re-envision the plaza at 250 West Pratt Street. The new design eliminates the existing overgrown plaza, realigns the unsafe and narrow pedestrian walkway, and removes the unsightly berms that currently separates pedestrians both visually and physically from the rest of the site and building entrance.
The new design fully implements the Pratt Street Guidelines and is composed of two elements that work cohesively together; a pedestrian plaza that serves as the entry for the prominent 250 West Pratt Street Building and the re-envisoned streetscape that enhances the pedestrian experience. The design includes special paving, a monumental signage component with an adjacent lawn panel, varied and unique seating options previously not provided in downtown Baltimore, and a planted buffer along Pratt Street. The plaza is intended to be both visually and physically permeable to help strengthen its connection to the street. The plaza is designed to accommodate sports enthusiasts and tourists walking to nearby Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium as well as attendees to the Baltimore Convention Center, located directly across the street.
Project Category: Streetscape & Urban Design
Location: Baltimore, MD
Client: Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
Contractor: FCL Builders
Project Costs: $1,200,000
Awards: MD ASLA Presidential Award of Excellence, 2020