‘Resiliency’ Expert SCAPE Hired to Help Baltimore Planners Weigh Effects of Sea Level Rise on Inner Harbor, in Connection with Harborplace’s Redevelopment

A rising tide may lift all boats, but how will rising sea water levels affect the redevelopment of Harborplace?

That’s one of the big issues facing city planners as they scrutinize MCB Real Estate’s recently-unveiled plans to replace the two Harborplace pavilions at Pratt and Light streets with a mixed-use development costing $500 million.

To assist the city, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has hired a New York-based resiliency expert called SCAPE Landscape Architecture to provide advice regarding the rise in sea water levels that’s expected to occur at the Inner Harbor due to global warming.