2023 Honor Award

Analysis, Planning, Research and Communications

Reimagine Middle Branch Plan

Baltimore, MD

Landscape Architect:

Field Operations

Project Team:

Client: South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, City of Baltimore
Design Lead, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Master Planning, Public Engagement: James Corner Field Operations
Local Landscape Architect: Mahan Rykiel Associates
Baltimore Cultural Landscape Specialist: Design Jones
Civil, Coastal, Structural and Marine Engineering: Moffatt & Nichol
Multimodal Transportation & Traffic Engineering: Toole Design
Environmental Engineering & Ecology: Biohabitats
Local Urban Design & Architecture: Waldon Studio
Community Outreach & Facilitation: Assedo Consulting
Youth & Virtual Engagement Specialist: The Urban Studio
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Design Specialist: Kofi Boone
PR/Strategic Messaging Plan: KG&A
Graphic Design, Digital Media & Messaging Implementation: Public Mechanics
Governance, Revenue Generation, Real Estate & Equitable Development: Urbane Development
Costing & Implementation Strategies: Dharam Consulting

Photo Credit(s):

Field Operations and the Reimagine Middle Branch Planning Team, REJI and Associates


About the Project:

Reimagine Middle Branch is a community-driven initiative to reconnect South Baltimore with a system of world-class parks, trails, programs, and economic development plans along the 11-mile shoreline of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The plan is fundamentally about equity and justice, resilience, and health—a transformation of place supported by new jobs, wealth generation, and quality of life amenities that extend beyond the built environment.

The Reimagine Middle Branch Plan includes four volumes: a Design Vision of place-based transformations; Implementation Strategies that describe how the vison will be funded, managed, phased, and maintained over time; an Engagement Summary that documents how the community shaped the Plan; and Resources Guides that support equity, financing, and economic development.

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