The Renaissance Row development, an 84-unit multi-family apartment complex, is the first piece of a wide-reaching neighborhood revitalization initiative in Baltimore City’s Park Heights community surrounding Pimlico Race Course. The building project, which replaces nearly a full block of abandoned rowhomes, is intended to bring growth and renewal to the historically blighted neighborhood. Bordered by three city streets, Renaissance Row will include a 4-story apartment building, as well as site upgrades and landscaping to enhance the walkability, functionality, and overall aesthetic of the area. Site improvements within the 1.75-acre area of disturbance included new parking, reconstruction of sidewalks, pedestrian circulation and ADA accessibility, utilities, runoff treatment, streetscaping, and new entrances off of public roadways. CEI provided full civil and landscape architectural designs for this $16 million affordable-housing project, which will be a landmark in the Pimlico community.
- Site designs included an offsite linear utility extension from a public main and a new entry plaza along Park Heights Avenue. We coordinated with Baltimore City for work within the public right-of-way.
- In order to preserve usable space on the constrained site, CEI employed an MDE-approved Modular Wetlands System to meet stormwater management requirements.
- To enhance usable outdoor space and create a walkable community feel, our landscape architect prepared plans for site furnishings, sidewalks and pavers, streetscaping, and street tree plantings.