Downtown Partnership plans major economic development projects, events like Baltimore Restaurant Week, and has a staff of 100 people who work mostly out on the streets making downtown Baltimore cleaner and more friendly. The organization also helps developers navigate permitting and municipal processes and works on attracting and retaining businesses in the downtown area. It also has a research team that compiles and publishes data on sectors of downtown’s economy, including key movements in retail, tourism, and both commercial and residential real estate. The offices need to be flexible enough to hold corporate meetings, and raucous employee of the month lunches for the partnership’s full staff.
The space is open and full of light for big events, but has lots of private moments for smaller meetings, team lunches, or community events. Unlike most offices, the space also includes briefing theaters and locker rooms for uniformed staff.
The offices provide an excellent view of downtown Baltimore. A glass-enclosed meeting room encourages the flow of natural light into the space. Bright paint colors make for an inviting work environment for employees.
Downtown Partnership also is involved with First Thursdays concerts, Charm City Circulator, and the annual monument lighting in Mount Vernon. The partnership also manages the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District and works with property owners and local organizations to find new homes for arts and entertainment venues in downtown Baltimore.