Baltimore, MD / 2015

Bromo Arts & Entertainment District Vision Plan

Using art to achieve development without displacement

At the heart of Downtown Baltimore, the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District will be the cultural heart of the City – a place of effervescent activity that connects its citizens in its connective tissue. The vision plan activates the core of the district by converting the near-completely vacant Howard Street into a linear park with existing light rail. This catalyst is supported by retail-activated east-west corridors, and episodic public space at half-mile intervals. The deep cobalt of the Bromo Seltzer bottle, the District’s namesake icon, and the effervescent fizz given off by Bromo Seltzer, is an inspiration to the Vision Plan – a source of historic identity and a conceptual framework to create social effervescence between people and resources in the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District. The excitement and “fizz” created by cultural activity is a catalyst for culture and will encourage those who already love the neighborhood to stay, while encouraging others to activate long-vacant lots and buildings. Laura Stedenfeld worked as Landscape Architect & Project Manager on this project while at Land Collective. Images are courtesy of Land Collective.



Size: 101 acres
Cost: Not applicable