INtegrating Historic & CUltural Considerations into Baltimore's All Hazard plAn: Fells Point
The Baltimore City Department of Planning, Office of Sustainability and Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation sought to develop a resource- and neighborhood-specific hazard mitigation plan for the city’s historic resources in Fells Point.
The Fells Point Historic District dates to the eighteenth century and is one of the original three settlements that formed Baltimore City. The district still maintains its maritime character with small gabled rowhouses, ship captains’ houses, taverns, and small commercial establishments. The objective of this project is to provide strong and quickly implementable recommendations that will reduce the detrimental impacts of flooding in this area.
After a national search, PDP was selected in May 2018 to complete a report to identify potential strategies for historic properties in Fells Point. To complete this effort, PDP worked with the MHT to develop a three-phase process:
- Research and Data Collection
- Site Visit and Outreach
- Emerging Issues and Patterns / Preparing a Toolkit