During the tour, we learned that the space where the buildings are being constructed used to be a huge hazardous chemical plant! However, the past environmental issues were stopped and the construction of a soffisticated soil barrier prevents any more hazardous materials from being spilled into the harbor in the future.
The Harbor Point neighborhood will encompass 3 million square feet of mixed-use space on 27 acres. The neighborhood will feature thoughtfully designed public space including 9.5 acres of waterfront parks and a promenade along the water’s edge. Currently the promenade is made of brick along the water's edge but it does not follow the water through the Harbor Point edge. In the future, developers will create a more pleasant walking/running experience around this neighborhood by making the promenade resemble a natural green trail.
We are really happy to be able to share our experience with you and hope you can get a sense of the immense efforts being put to work in this are of Baltimore. We also hope to see these efforts help continue to spread investment through the rest of the city. Baltimore is a city in need of capital investment and it can't be done by any individual but as a collective effort.