Charrette for Historic Downtown Ellicott City

Ellicott City, Maryland
Client: Ellicott City TND Planning Group


Oasis Design Group provided technical urban design expertise and support regarding stormwater improvements, streetscape upgrades, public open space improvements, and general urban design issues and prepared concept designs.

Founded in 1772, Ellicott City is today a popular tourist attraction because of its historic sites, antique shops, restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and coffee shops. Ellicott City is an affluent community located in Howard County, which often ranks as one of wealthiest counties in the United States.

Firm Accomplishments

  • Participated in team work sessions and in public meetings with clients and community stakeholders to bring out community desires and present design responses.
  • Prepared plan-view concept designs to address community prioritized issues/areas for-
    • Main Street mid-block pedestrian crossings;
    • Intersection open space and safety improvements;
    • Pedestrian corridor improvements; and
    • Green space improvement plans.
  • Developed preliminary cost estimates.