Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

Work will begin next year on a glassy pavilion to house shops and restaurants on a prominent block in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The unit block of East Pratt Street between Light and Charles streets features an underused strip of land in front of the Transamerica building, the city’s tallest office tower.

“The site is one of the most important intersections in the city of Baltimore,” Tom Kelley, director of design for COPT, told the city’s Urban Design and Architectural Advisory Panel during the board’s first look at possible designs of the new building that it must approve.

COPT, a Columbia-based real estate investment trust,

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