One downside to living in Baltimore is the lack of a shopping “district” for normal day-today things like clothes, electronics…just stuff. We always find ourselves driving to either White Marsh or some other suburb which kind of defeats living in a city. Hopefully, one of the new proposals that will enter the contest to redesign Pratt St will include a shopping area that is nice enough for a tourist area but not so upscale no one really shops there…it should be a functional part of the city.

My suggestions would be:

  • Consider a Pratt St/Lombard St corridor
  • Use a free or cheap (25c) circulating bus to ride up and down the corridor
  • Bike stations for locals to commute into the area
  • A scaled down Target
  • Street kiosks with touristy things
  • Two additional street performer/learning areas
  • A 5-7 screen multiplex theater
  • A monorail to Patterson Park

Ok…you don’t need that last one…but it would be cool.

A new avenue of thought -