Portfolio Category: Mainstreets

Night of the Cookers

The firm earned a $10,000 grant from the Downtown Partnership for facade improvements to three adjacent properties along Howard Street’s Antique Row. Named after a jazz album popular in the 60’s, Night of the Cookers first opened in Brooklyn.   Our role was to preserve and enhance existing historical elements and to remove the many…
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Façade Improvement Program

As part of the Downtown Partnership’s Facade Improvement Program (FIP), the firm provided renovation plans for Kawasaki, the well-known Japanese restaurant on Historic North Charles Street. In appreciation for our efforts, the firm was recognized with an award at the Downtown Partnership’s 2003 Annual Meeting. The FIP has proved quite successful in improving the storefronts…
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Washington Village Feasibility

Baltimore Development Corporation selected developers for two sites in “Pigtown” - a designated Baltimore Main Street Enterprise Zone area. PBA is the architect for both “winning” development teams, executing designs that would earn Historic Tax Credits, while adapting structures to meet contemporary standards for commercial mixed-use development.   Site 1 combines properties to house alternative…
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Hyannis Main Street

Located in New England's historic Cape Cod, master planning and feasibility is complete for a new mixed-use condominium community that proposes to redevelop an existing motel and extend the character of the town's Historic District and "main street" shopping district further northward. The new development is a five-minute walk from Hyannis Harbor where the Martha's…
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Junior League of Baltimore

Fulfilling its objective to create long term stability and synergy for the organization, 96 years and 15 different locations after its founding, the Junior League of Baltimore is now housed in a permanent facility. JLB's existing "Wise Penny" Thrift Store was fully renovated and a second floor was added to house member headquarters functions and…
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Curran Memorial Clock Tower

Constructed in the 1970's, the carillon tower had been struck by lightning twice, and the clocks had not worked for decades. Councilman Robert Curran and Reverend Jack Sharp, then of Govans Presbyterian Church, met with the neighboring community to share GEDCO's plans to relocate the carillon bells to the public park at Stadium Place.  …
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