The Baltimore Inner Harbor Promenade, completed in 1973, changed Baltimore forever. Tourism and hospitality became drivers of employment and growth, and development shifted to follow the shoreline south and east of the traditional business district. Forty years later, the Inner Harbor is dated and needs revitalization and repair. The Waterfront Partnership, with funding support from the Greater Baltimore Committee, hired Ayers Saint Gross to work with the City and update the Inner Harbor Master Plan.

The Plan outlines short- and long-term improvements, retaining but improving the Inner Harbor’s iconic elements. It proposes more open space, promoting a healthy harbor through green space, wetlands, and stormwater management. Boat access points, kayak rentals, and a floating barge pool will make the Inner Harbor “2.0” truly engaging for residents and tourists alike. New design guidelines will also shape future improvements.

Please join us for a discussion about the future of Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor. 


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Program and Discussion


Laurie Schwartz
President, Waterfront Partnership
of Baltimore Inc.

Adam Gross, FAIA
Ayers Saint Gross