A pedestrian bridge connecting Federal Hill and Harbor East is just one of the highlights of an ambitious Inner Harbor redevelopment plan released by city officials today.
Joining with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore Committee, the city is pitching an overhaul of Rash Field, including adding a beach, barge pool, and kayak launch there. Plus, more parks, playgrounds, green space, and new bike-sharing stations around the rest of the Inner Harbor—as well a renovation of the outdated, existing promenade infrastructure.
Plans also call for a stage at West Shore Park, a new ampitheater and outdoor café's at Harborplace, and an expansion of Pierce's Park at Pier 5 and 6.
There is no timetable or budget, yet, for the proposed pedestrian bridge, which would include a turnstile design to allow tall ships.
Forty years after the Inner Harbor promenade was completed in 1973, city leaders say it's time to reinvigorate Baltimore's most valuable tourist—and local—attraction. "It's overdue for attention," said Donald Fry,...