Baltimore, Maryland: Highlandtown-Greektown TOD Analysis

47709121Working with TND Planning Group and Seth Harry & Associates, Urban Advisors provided market and economic impact analysis for the Highlandtown-Greektown Transit Oriented Development charrette and plan.  The goal of this analysis was to determine how the public investment of the planned Red Line light rail stop could help revive a traditional commercial corridor.  Our analysis coordinated with the station area design and public improvements to describe how the transit stop was positioned to capture new development of working class professionals and new employment uses that would help support the corridor.  With an existing retail base, highway access, an adjacent Johns Hopkins medical campus, large and underutilized sites, and a planned light rail stop, the location has the potential to be an economic engine for the City as well as revitalize the neighborhood. Our conclusions outlined goals and requirements for successful redevelopment and strategies for improving business conditions and support for the corridor.  The impact analysis quantifying the potential redevelopment value is now a tool for the community to use in advocating for the implementation of the plan and funding for the Light Rail.