The project is proposed on approximately 11 acres bounded by Maryland Avenue (East), 25th Street/Huntington Avenue (North), 24th Street (South), and CSX railroad tracks (West). Currently, Anderson GM and Honda and other light industrial uses operate on the property.
Prospective retailers include Walmart (approximately 93,783 square feet) and Lowe’s Home Center (approximately 135,600 square feet) as well as mid-size retailers and smaller-shop specialty retailers. In total, the proposed development will accommodate approximately 329,705 square feet of retail.
Also proposed are 70-90 residential units along Maryland Avenue scaled to the existing neighborhood, and 1,091 parking spaces throughout the development site.
Estimated Jobs On-site
400 Construction-related Jobs
700-750 Permanent Jobs
Urban Design Approach
The project’s overarching design principle is to create an urban mixed-use complex that is compatible with the scale and character of the surrounding neighborhoods and takes advantage of the unusual topography of the site, permitting multi-level construction. The development will utilize sustainable design principles creating a pedestrian friendly, lively environment for the community.
The 25th Street Station project will meet or exceed Baltimore City’s recently enacted Green Building ordinance. Below, you will find examples of the sustainability strategies to be implemented on site.
Location and Linkages
- The project’s urban location provides ready access to public transportation and connection to the community, both heavily weighted sustainable elements. The project also provides the added benefit of rehabilitating an environmentally damaged site.
- 25th Street Station will also include small urban plaza areas that integrate micro-bioretention and roof garden areas for the shoppers’ and residents’ use
- Over one acre of vegetated roofing to address storm water, energy, heat island and durability
- Inclusion of micro-bioretention basins
- Rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting can also provide for a major reduction in the use of potable water on site for such tasks as irrigation, wash-down and the flushing of water closets and urinals
Water Use Reduction and Reuse
- Low-flow water fixtures to reduce the use of potable water
- Regionally-oriented sustainable elements
- 25th Street Station will harvest daylight to minimize energy loads and improve indoor quality
- By integrating more efficient lighting, electronic continuous dimming ballasts, computer-controlled daylight sensors and skylights, 25th Street Station will take full advantage of natural daylight
- Daylight harvesting can reduce up to 75 percent of the electric lighting energy used in a retail stores during daylight hours
- 25th Street Station will illuminate exterior building signage with light emitting diodes (LEDs). LED technology is up to 52 percent more energy efficient than fluorescent lighting.
- LED lights are projected to last at least six years beyond conventional lighting, reducing maintenance costs
- High-efficiency HVAC equipment
- Reduction of the use of environmentally-damaging refrigerants
- Energy-efficient building envelope and building systems to minimize the use of energy
- 25th Street Station will use “white” membrane roofs where possible and in combination with vegetated roof systems. With a higher reflectivity, white roofs help reduce building energy consumption and have a lower heat island effect than a darker roofing color
- 25th Street Station will reduce the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of exterior and interior field paint coatings by approximately 40 percent by using better performing standard paint products with lower VOC content limits
Construction and Demolition
- Diversion of construction waste from landfills and incineration
- Providing recycling opportunities on site and in the building
- Using building materials with recycled content
- Using local building materials
- Using low-emitting materials for adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring systems and certain wood products
- Control of the potential impact of indoor pollutants