East Baltimore Bio-Technical District, Baltimore, Maryland

UDA was commissioned by the City of Baltimore, with funding from local foundations, to develop a master plan that will create a Bio-Technical District as well as revitalize the East Baltimore neighborhood. The plan provides 2,000,000 square feet of research facilities as an extension of Johns Hopkins Medical Center and 1,200 new and rehabilitated residential units. The process produced an unprecedented consensus among the community, the city, and the hospital by clearly defining the edge between institutional uses and the neighborhoods, creating a first phase that benefits both the bio-tech park and adjacent neighborhoods, and providing amenities including retail, restaurants, and parks.