The Middle Branch is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Located only blocks away from the city’s famous Inner Harbor and Baltimore’s professional football and baseball complexes, this polluted, industrial waterway is primed for an urban-ecological renaissance.
With the development of a new Horseshoe Casino on site and close proximity to Baltimore’s cultural core, this masterplan focuses on the re-investment of casino revenue as a driver of economic development.
Ecologically, the masterplan stems from existing stormwater drains and outfall points into the Middle Branch. The interaction between stormwater and the bay is highlighted, with new sub-aquatic vegetation acting as an active filter of stormwater and ecological remediation.
Additionally, the masterplan embraces the urban edge, inviting users to the site and encouraging movement throughout the 3.8 Miles of interconnected Gwynn’s Falls Trail system while providing spaces of active an dpassive recreation
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