URBAN BOULEVARD PLAN FOR FEDERAL HILL-MONTGOMERY STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT IN BALTIMORE

The Federal Hill-Montgomery Street historic district in Baltimore was placed on the national register for historic places in 1970. A decade of Interstate Highway planning produced a great deal of neighborhood opposition to the Interstate roadway because of adverse impacts on the historic district. In 1974 the Interstate Division for Baltimore City developed a new highway alignment and mitigation plan for the district that was endorsed by the community. Mitigating feature that protect the community from noise, traffic danger, air pollution, and aesthetic impairment include (a) landscape treatment of the roadside environment involving earth berms, brick walls, trees, and shurbs and (b) creation of new urban parks in keeping with the historic character of the district. Compromise among the differing groups was achieved primarily by direct involvement and open communication with residents of the district. The success of the Federal Hill project demonstrates the effectiveness of the Federal 106 Process in preserving and protecting an important historic neighborhood while meeting the needs of growing traffic demands.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 25-29
  • Monograph Title: Mitigating adverse environmental effects of highway construction
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024552
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM