South Baltimore Gateway Complete Streets Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT), at the request of the Baltimore Casino Local Development Council (LDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Neighborhood Development, developed a Complete Streets Plan for the geographic area known as the South Baltimore Gateway. The Complete Streets team was led by the BCDOT Transportation Planning Division in partnership with the Mayors of Strategic Alliances.

The Plan has three sections: the neighborhood chapters (see below for your neighborhood), the Framework Plan (same for each neighborhood), and the Resource Guide (same for each neighborhood).

The Complete Streets Plan is structured so that over time projects can be implemented at the request of each neighborhood and as approved by the LDC. As communities identify future projects, the plan will be updated to support continued complete street improvements throughout the South Gateway area.

A chapter is provided for each neighborhood in the South Baltimore Gateway area. Each chapter reflects existing conditions and proposed improvements expressed by residents and business representatives in that neighborhood. Neighborhood chapters have been developed for:

As part of the inventory, photographs were taken on each block of each street. The South Baltimore Gateway Area photo log identifies the location for each photo number so that the photo can easily be found for a specific street and location. Photos were taken in the Fall of 2015.

Community Connections

The overall Complete Streets Plan for the South Baltimore Gateway study area focuses on neighborhood connectivity. The plan was developed through an analysis of the inventory, roadway typology, and land use of the study area. The Complete Streets Plan identifies corridors that provide continuous connectivity between neighborhoods and within neighborhoods. It also identifies corridors vital for connecting residents to the city center, employment, recreation, and health opportunities as well as to surrounding jurisdictions. The plan looks at the modes of travel needed and/or likely to be used to categorize the corridors. The corridors identified on the Community Connections are priority corridors for transportation projects for complete streets.


This study originated with a recommendation from the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan. The Plan recommended: “Conduct a parking study for the South Baltimore Peninsula focused on Otterbein, Federal Hill, Riverside, South Baltimore Neighborhood and Sharp-Leadenhall, addressing current needs and impacts of future development.” The Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) directed the study. PABC serves the City of Baltimore, its residents, businesses, and visitors by managing the parking assets of the City and developing and implementing parking and parking-related transportation solutions. PABC has oversight of 17 City-owned garages and 24 City-owned lots.

Furthermore, the Parking Authority administers on-street parking programs for the City including parking meters, the City’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) programs, reserved parking spaces for residents with permanent disabilities, truck loading zones, and passenger loading zones, and valet parking zones. The goals of the study are to provide a clear understanding of the current parking situation in the study area neighborhoods, to have as clear an understanding as possible of the future parking situation in those neighborhoods, and to provide recommendations on strategies for positively affecting the current and future parking situation in the study area neighborhoods.