Baltimore Red Line Urban Design


Baltimore, MD


Design Completed 2015


Maryland Transit Administration


$2.5 Billion​

The Red Line was a proposed 14-mile east-west transit line connecting the areas of Woodlawn, Edmondson Village, West Baltimore, downtown Baltimore, Inner Harbor East, Fells Point, Canton, and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Campus. As part of the Red Line FEIS/PE team, KGP served as the urban design lead for the planning team. Additionally, KGP helped shape and served as the facilitator for the Red Line’s Station Area Advisory Committee (SAAC) process.

In its role as urban design lead, KGP acted as a resource for both the public and the professional project team to reach a vision that capitalized on the introduction of the new transit line to enhance community fabric. KGP’s tasks involved reviewing all stations on the alignment for station access and integration into the surrounding communities, while also providing targeted recommendations to improve these connections as needed. This work encompassed not only the station areas themselves, but the corridors between the stations that act as the connective tissue between the transit and the neighborhoods. KGP reviewed the two major street-running portions of the alignment and proposed streetscape enhancements for these crucial corridors.

KGP’s work also included preparing station area urban design and TOD concepts for stations where either community input or developer interest had indicated a particular desire for redevelopment. Products from these tasks included drawings and rendering packages of concepts for the station area design, streetscape improvements, and potential transit oriented development.