Award of Excellence – Best Mixed Use Council – NAIOP, MD Chapter
LEED Silver certification
MRA provided surveying, site planning, City approvals and permitting, civil engineering, and construction administration services for the award-winning, 28-story mixed-use tower developed by Madison Marquette and located in Baltimore’s downtown business district. This building combines luxury residential apartments, Class-A office space, and 5,000 SF of ground floor retail space. Sheathed in a dramatic glass curtain-wall, the development offers nine floors of modern, virtually column-free office space topped by 280 luxury apartments with sweeping views of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore skyline.
Working for the architectural lead and coordinating with the project MEP, MRA’s design work also included the re-design of Grant Street from a narrow alley to a full width service street for garage access, while still maintaining services to the rears of adjacent commercial buildings for the entire block. The project also included the creation of curb side drop-off/pick-up lanes along Light Street and Redwood Street to serve the commercial businesses and the residential portion of the tower and complex utility service design for water, sewer, storm drain, gas, and electric in one of the busiest underground areas of the City. MRA kept in constant coordination with Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, BGE, Veolia, and adjacent property owners, throughout the design and construction process. This LEED Silver certified project successfully navigated stormwater management approval of quality management for Environmental Site Design utilizing a green roof on the 18th and 28th stories and demonstrated through computational analysis that a quantitative management device was unnecessary. Other challenging efforts included working with BGE for the relocation of an AC network vault along Redwood Street and with the Maryland Transit Authority for modifications to the air intake grate system for the Baltimore subway line running against the underground parking garage structure.