“Best in Real Estate – New Construction, Second Place – 2016” by the Baltimore Business Journal
LEED Platinum Certified
MRA participated with Englewood Development in this new eight-story, 157,500-SF, 208-key hotel / mixed-use project with a 60-car valet garage on its second level. Located at 511 South Central Avenue, in the heart of Harbor East, this project includes casual dining establishments in the 14,000 SF of street-level retail along Fleet Street. Streetscape improvements were provided along S. Central Avenue and Fleet Street. Outdoor seating for several of the dining establishments has also been provided, creating a lively corner in a growing area of the City.
MRA provided urban design, surveying, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and green roof design for this project. The 10,000 SF of green roof fulfilled all of the stormwater management and Chesapeake Bay Critical Area water quality treatment requirements, while providing a pleasant viewing area for the Hotel’s amenity spaces. MRA assisted the development team with the entitlement process through the City of Baltimore’s Site Plan Review, Storm water, and Developer Agreement processes. Civil design included the establishment of site grades and building elevations, sediment control, underground SWM design, utility and storm drain design, and road design including street reconstruction and resurfacing. New sidewalks, new drive entrances, streetscape design, ADA pedestrian facilities, street lighting, traffic control plans, parking space marking, and water & sewer hookup design were also provided. The project included design of an electric duct bank to provide BGE services to the building, along with relocation of existing transformers and switchgear to an offsite location.