This feasibility package was produced for a client in order to apply for grant money, and historic tax credits to develop a dilapidated lot with vacant structures into working artist studios, storage and public gallery space. In order to apply for the grant, J.Neal Design was tasked with comprehensive research and reporting as to the current site conditions, and zoning constraints as well as the history of the lot and structure. Our firm produced a design that respected the history of the building while still creating something dynamic for it’s newly intended purpose.
Undeveloped property assessed for feasibility as use for a mixed use development including a 4 story high density residential building, parking garage, outdoor space, retail and commercial office space. Located just south of Baltimore’s historic Druid Hill Lake Park settled in the neighborhood of Reservoir Hill.
Before touching design Jneal design did preliminary site analysis, hitting the ground, meeting with neighbors in person, investigating the rich history of the community, diagramming the physical attributes and capacities of the site, as well as assessing what regional code might facilitate. After determining the needs of the community, and the allowances of city ordinance Jneal design married those constraints to provide a scheme including: 100+ residential units as well as commercial space with, daycare, outdoor covered amphitheatre, spiraling garden integrated into parking garage, and first floor street front retail space.
Taking cues from the physical site the proposed massing took advantage the key views available both of the historic Druid Hill Park lakefront and towards downtown Baltimore. Further we designed the complex to react to and compliment the park across the street, becoming a pseudo public extension of the park, and amenity to the community.
Feasibility study for interior farmers market located on Baltimore street north of downtown. Market proposal included planning and mechanical coordination for mixed use selling space, food storage, event, and classroom space utilizing both spatial and furniture design to meet client expectations.
The proposed feasibility required the of the merger of two vacant properties at the ground and basement levels to create a flexible indoor market sourcing from local suppliers. The scope of this study required projected coordination of a multitude of product types, and spatial usages for the proposed. In addition to exploring needs for market, we also investigated options to facilitate off hours events including educational workshops, private parties, and pop-up gallery events. The nature of this mixed use required forethought in furniture and security needs, as well as mechanical coordination for intermittent refrigeration and plumbing needs at the market.
After a local developer acquired this corner lot in Highlandtown J.Neal Design was consulted to produce a feasibility study for the potential use of the space as a flexible office and co-working venue. Incorporated into the design was private office, shared office, conference, and shared event space for rent. Additionally provided was summarization of research on local real estate trends, demographics, zoning, as well as a comprehensive programmatic breakdown and design of interior and exterior spaces.