Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership and other constituents are constructing a new mixed-use community adjacent to the campus of Johns Hopkins University. When fully developed, the 88-acre site is intended to provide the economic engine for the renewal of the city’s eastside. Lifescience research, housing, retail, school, hotel, and a public open green are envisioned. Mahan Rykiel Associates is leading the team designing the new six-acre central park.
The park will be the centerpiece of the community’s wellness brand, a place where residents, hospital/research workers, and visitors can go to socialize, relax, buy fresh produce, exercise, play, and be entertained in a beautiful green environment. The park will be a welcoming and safe environment for persons of all ages. The live-work-play environment of this revitalized neighborhood promotes healthy and sustainable living through design, amenities, retail mix, and rich programming. The park will host outdoor activities as well as community events, including concerts, graduations, farmer’s markets, and sporting events.