Avalon 555 President is a 24 story mixed-use community located between three distinctly different and iconic Baltimore neighborhoods – Harbor East, Little Italy, and the Inner Harbor. At street level, HCM landscape architects designed retail plazas to anchor both the northern and southern ends of the building, taking advantage of existing pedestrian connections. HCM designed a collection of ramps and wide welcoming staircases to invite pedestrians off the street and up to the elevated ground floor level, which is required by flood plain regulations.
The 8th level includes a rooftop dog park, green roof and unit terraces.
The interior and exterior amenity spaces were strategically located on the 24th floor rooftop to take advantage of the spectacular views across Baltimore City and the Inner Harbor. The exterior amenities include: grilling and dining areas, lounge areas with televisions and built-in wall fireplaces, a long terrace with cocktail tables to watch the sunset and an elevated pool with an infinity edge to immerse residents in the skyline while swimming.
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