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.