Urban DevelopmentBaltimore City

MK is practiced in the legislative and development procedures, policies, and personnel associated with the Baltimore City review and approval process.

Team Members Involved

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Anthony J. Corteal, Jr.
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Kristen Gedeon, PLA
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Susan Williams

Project Overview

MK staff have experience with a variety of urban redevelopment projects, including housing (market-rate and affordable), mixed-use properties, transit-oriented development, institutional / campus improvements, and community facilities. The Baltimore City development process can include community presentations, consensus building, design charrettes, and partnering with Community Development Corporations, community associations, and/or tenant councils. We are well-versed in obtaining approvals for selected plans from the Baltimore City Site Plan Review Committee, Urban Design Architectural Advisory Process, Planning Department, and Planning Commission.

Our Approach

MK’s contributions to your project include:
  • A thorough understanding of the review and approval process with the Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Baltimore Development Corporation, and the Departments of Planning, Zoning, Public Works, and Transportation
  • Unmatched knowledge of the entitlements process (zoning, variances, etc.)
  • Personal relationships established with Department heads and technical staff, allowing for a smoother transition of the development process
  • The ability to expedite the review and approval process through multiple agencies simultaneously
Recent design projects:
  • North Central Park at Somerset Homes
  • Old Town Mall, Phase I
  • Poe Homes Redevelopment, Phase I
  • Harbor Hill Apartments

Frederick County Public Schools Blue Heron Elementary School

A new elementary school in Frederick County was created in response to growing population and development in the County. This school required extensive coordination with the developer of the adjacent community.

Image Credit: GWWO


Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) Severn Center

The Severn Center is a project 20 years in the making, a multi-purpose center created for children, youth, families, seniors – a place of community involvement and impact.

Image Credit: Murphy & Dittenhafer


Baltimore County Public Schools Berkshire Elementary School

The site design for this prototype school incorporated challenging typography, innovative stormwater management, upgraded utilities, safe access, and phasing to create a beautiful new school for the community.


Baltimore City Public Schools Mary E. Rodman Elementary School

On a postage stamp site, MK dramatically improved the play area and outdoor community spaces while also upgrading the infrastructure.