At the entrance to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Locust Point is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features parks, charming bars, and a great American landmark, Fort McHenry. Alta47 is bounded on three sides by the Patapsco River and the Inner Harbor, making for some incredible waterfront views and walks along the harbor. Nearby, Latrobe Park serves up a rec center, turf athletic field, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, playground areas for kids and toddlers, and dog park.
It was with all this context and backdrop that Alta47 was designed, meant to be both inclusive of its surrounding while also striking a new chord for a forward-leaning transitional design. Originally conceived as four stories, the design team met with the surrounding neighborhood groups and was receptive that the additional story could affect the surrounding existing neighbors. Instead, a rooftop terrace was provided, with outside home owner amenities, such as gathering spaces, roof top kitchen, and eating areas.