What is the highest and best use for Harborplace?


“I would like to see a mixed-use attraction that not only sparks and rekindles tourism but can also be sustainable and endure economic cycles. I understand it cannot be all retail or all multifamily but, rather, a sensible mix of all those elements that complement each other. When done right, and I absolutely have trust in David Bramble and his team, it will reemerge as a valuable attraction for Baltimore City and be exactly what we need to get back on the right track.”

Eric Arcudi
Senior Director of Development, Wohlsen Construction


“Harborplace should be redeveloped into something that includes retail that offers something for everyone, and that will encourage people to visit downtown. It is also important to incorporate green space, places for children to play and areas and activities in which the entire family can enjoy. I hope the new edition brings people from the suburbs to downtown and I hope it reinvigorates the central business district of Baltimore.”

Ellen Clerkin
Business Loan Officer, Jovia Financial Credit Union


“Harborplace will always attract people of many genders and races because it overlooks the water, but the key is something that will engage and bring the community together. I don’t know if the answer is more retail but any successful solution needs to involve the community.”


Chung Gobell
Director of Interior Design, HD2


“Harborplace is struggling due to a lack of people. It is essential to find ways to bring more people on-site and on a more regular basis. That might mean some sort of multifamily product or an event space where you can bring people into town. With less businesses operating downtown, it seems difficult to attract retailers to that section of the city and restaurants might not get the support they need.”

Spencer Perry
Commercial Real Estate Leader and Senior Vice President, Truist