Banner Hill Appartments is a 349-unit luxury apartment building nestled between the Otterbein Neighborhood and the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Mahan Rykiel Associates was tasked with the design of the surrounding streetscape, a public/private plaza, as well as a two-level residential courtyard. The lower terrace of the courtyard features luxury amenities such as a zero edge pool, multiple grilling stations, an outdoor fireplace, and a bocce court with amphitheater style seating for residents to enjoy. The upper terrace includes a passive garden, providing a tranquil place of respite and relaxation for residents as they weave through the densely vegetated garden, centered around a feature granite fountain. Additionally, the project hosts a ½ acre public/private plaza featuring a misting fountain, and terraced lawn panels with flexible open space. The plaza also pays homage to the site’s history by featuring a salvaged sculpture from the University of Maryland Hospital Building, which previously occupied the site.