The Design Committee of Pigtown Main Street will host its monthly meeting at 6pm, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Pigtown Main Street office, 763 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD, 21230. The Design Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month and is open to the public. If you’re interested in learning more about the Committee or would like to attend a meeting, contact Committee Chair Hernan Luduena Segre at Luduena@gmail.com.
Hernan Luduena Segre
Marcela Cordero Garcia
What is Design?
Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape and creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors while preserving a place’s historic character. Successful Main Streets take advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in a commercial district by directing attention to all of its physical elements: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking areas, street furniture, public art, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, and promotional materials. An appealing atmosphere, created through attention to all of these visual elements, conveys a positive message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Popular design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the district’s physical appearance through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, educating business and property owners about design quality, and long-term planning.