26th Street Green
What is 26th Street Green?
26th St Green is a pedestrian plaza on the east half of the 200 block of East 26th Street. 26th St Green is closed to vehicle traffic but bikes, strollers and skateboards are welcome!
The west side of the 200 block has been converted to perpendicular parking to maximize the number of places for neighbors to park (in this way the project is parking neutral). The Hunter Alley remains fully open on both sides and can be accessed from the south via Calvert St.
Because of density of the perpendicular parking installed on the east side of the 200 block, the 26th St Green project is parking neutral (it offers the same number of parking spots when compared to parallel parking along the whole street).
At our request, the Baltimore City Parking Authority has removed meters on the south side of the 200 block of E. 25th St. This should help neighbors in the 2500 block of Guilford who has expressed concern about proximity to parking. Removed meters provide for at least seven overnight parking spots.
We are still waiting on DoT to remove the "no parking" signs along the north west sidewalk of 200 block of E 25th St. There is no such sign along the equivalent side across the street.
In November 2018, the 200 E block of 26th Street collapsed. Although this was a frustration and inconvenience, community members also saw this as an opportunity to improve the neighborhood.
We knew from our 2016 community-led visioning process that neighbors wanted the block to be fun and safe for all ages. We knew that neighbors wanted more lights, more greenery, more art, and slower cars.
One proposed way to make that happen was to transform half of the street into a small park.
Concrete "jersey" barriers?
Don't worry, they're just temporary!
We're working with Baltimore City Department of Transportation to develop a permanent construction plan for the space. Likely ballards will demarcate 26th Street Green from the rest of the road. We want your help to decide how to use the space. Get involved!
Community leaders are all volunteers and encourage you to also get involved to make your voice heard and make our community a great place for all.
Please join in and help!