Baltimore City Convention Center Renovation / Expansion Study

study summary

In November 2016, MSA's Board of Directors approved a request by the Mayor of Baltimore to conduct various program and construction related analysis to determine the program and technical feasibility for a proposed Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) expansion. The study considered both a stand-alone convention center as well as a hybrid facility inclusive of a hotel and/or arena.

Funding is being provided by a mix of public, private, City and State dollars. 

In July 2018, MSA's Board of Directors approved a request by the Mayor of Baltimore to further study the recommended scenario from the Phase 1 report. Phase 2 of the BCC study will outline preliminary design, cost estimating (construction and projects), and financing modeling. The Phase 2 study began in fall 2018 and is on-going.

In July 2019, State legislation was enacted requiring the MSA and the City of Baltimore enter into an agreement to further the planning and design of the expansion and renovation of the BCC; and specifying two-thirds of the costs for planning and design to MSA, and one-third of the costs to the City.

Baltimore Convention Center Renovation / Expansion Study - Phase 1 report attachments (3) below

Study Director

Gary A. McGuigan

Study Manager

Al Tyler

Architect/Design

Ayers Saint Gross

Construction Manager

Clark Constructions Group LLC

Study Budget

$1,053,102

Operational Study:

Market/Economic Study:

Crossroads Consulting Services, LLC.