Join ULI Baltimore as we learn about and tour the new Lexington Market ahead of its grand opening this Fall.
Baltimore’s best-known public market was founded in 1782 on land leased by Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard. The first structure was built on this hilltop site in 1803 and was expanded in subsequent years to consist of three rectangular, one-story, block-long sheds. A fire destroyed these structures in 1949 but the market was quickly rebuilt.
The market has undergone various renovations and additions over the years; however, it had fallen into disrepair and was in need of being reimagined and rebuilt. The new 60,000 SF building consists of vendor stalls for prepared and fresh food, entertainment, meeting spaces, and general seating. The exterior features a pedestrian promenade that reactivates Lexington Street and is large enough to host an outdoor concert.
Construction began on the new South Market building with a groundbreaking in February 2020. With the exception of a brief pandemic-forced closure, the existing market remained safely open during construction allowing vendors and patrons to continue to enjoy this popular “foodie” destination offering iconic Baltimore foods, including crab cakes, coddies, and Berger’s cookies.
Come join ULI and be among the first to tour this new development.
Speakers: Paul Ruppert, Baltimore Markets
Jon Constable, Seawall Development
Bryce Turner, BCT Design Group