McElderry Pedestrian Promenade

Baltimore, Maryland
Client: The Johns Hopkins Hospital


The McElderry Pedestrian Promenade was formerly a Baltimore city street and was turned into a pedestrian promenade in the 1970s. Years of utility upgrades and repairs damaged the pavement and plantings. Oasis Design Group and RK&K renovated the Promenade.

Firm Accomplishments

  • Collaborated with RK&K to renovate the Promenade-rehabilitation of brick pavement and replacement of concrete planter curbing and lighting.
  • Created new landscape planting plan to provide year-round interest.
  • Designed site versatility so the space could function in various ways–as a promenade for patients, staff, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to use the daily when they walk across the hospital campus and members of the general public use the space when it transforms into a farmers’ market during select days in the summer and fall months.