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Design for distancing, volunteers build new public space near Hollins Market

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 21:14:23-04

BALTIMORE — As Baltimore reopens, business will not be as usual.

Outdoors with public seating at safe distances, like the love lot right near Hollins Market maybe the new normal.

At the Love Lot, there will be a few outdoor waiting and seating areas with shade and lighting.

The idea is to support local businesses while keeping everyone safe.

“It also provides the opportunity for us to communicate with each other not in a digital way, not in a virtual way, an in-person way to get that face-to-face interaction that so many people are calling for it's just important to continue to do this throughout the city,’ said Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.

About 30 people volunteered their time to build this outdoor space.

It's expected to open in the next month.

This is part of a series of installations of street barriers, outdoor seating, and parklets coming to Baltimore’s neighborhoods.