From 1991 to 1993 I assisted in working with the community, the then owner Honeywell, Enterprise, Struever Brothers and then Cho Wilks and Benn architects on an ambitious Planned Unit Development that was based on an even more ambitious environmental remediation plan capping the site, surrounding it with slurry wall piles and containing the hexavalent chromium contaminated soil.
It is very exciting to see almost a quarter of a century later cranes and concrete and the first floors rise from this capped site to become the landmark tower of the energy giant Exelon. The PUD has been amended twice since my time on this and the total allowed square footage has grown from 1.7 million square feet to almost three million.
|The base of the new Exelon tower. (Photo: Baltimore Sun)