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'Design for Distancing' installation in Northeast Baltimore

Posted at 5:17 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 17:17:20-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore is working to help bring back customers by keeping them separated.

The move is all in the name of social distancing. Today architecture group 'enviro-collab' put the finishing touches on their 'design for distancing' installation.

The program is part of a city effort to help small businesses adapt to the pandemic.

Throughout the city, design groups have put up things like parklets and other temporary, social-distanced seating for people to use.

'Enviro-Collab' has two setups along Belair road, just east of Clifton Park.

They said this idea, mainly came from the community it'll serve.

"When we were first out here assessing the sites we were engaging with some of the merchants and businesses here, and they were expressing their interest in having a space that could be activated on nicer days with children playing, running around through a sprinkler, engaging with this mural chalkboard we have."

In all, 162 groups have, or will, put up installations throughout the city.