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Directions to BMC

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is located in McHenry Row, a mixed use development in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore City, just off Key Highway. If your GPS search does not find Whetstone Way, use 1500 Woodall Street as an alternative.

Baltimore Metropolitan Council
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

Transit Directions

Driving Directions

Parking Directions


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Transit Directions

Free shuttle service is provided by the Charm City Circulator Banner Route, which operates between Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore and Fort McHenry. The bus travels from Pratt and Light via Key Highway, Lawerence Street and Fort Avenue. 

NOTICE:  Effective February 27, 2017 the Charm City Circulator Banner Route will operate on 45-minute headways between the hours of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   For further information contact 410-350-0456 or info@charmcitycirculator.com

The most direct service is on the Maryland Transit Administration's Bus Route 1, which runs every 35 minutes mid-day. Bus stops for both services are located at the corner of Woodall Street and East Fort Avenue.   Fare is $1.70 per trip exact fare or $4.00 for a day pass, available on the bus.

The MTA #1 Bus route runs between Mondawmin Mall and Ft. McHenry via downtown Baltimore.  On its way to McHenry Row, Bus Route 1 travels on Baltimore and Light Streets . On the return trip, it travels on Charles and West Fayette Streets. Connections can be made with the Metro at the Charles Center Station, and with the light rail at the University Center-Baltimore Street stop.  

BMC is located in a five-story office building along Woodall Street behind the firehouse. The entrance to the building is on the far side of the building, across from the water tower.

>> Charm City Circulator Banner Route

>> MTA Bus Routes

>> MTA Regional transit map (pdf)

Bus Routes to the BMC:

  Route 1 Banner Route
Approximate times between buses

Weekdays morning peak
(7:00am-9:00am) 

20 minutes 15 minutes

Weekdays mid-day

35 minutes 45 minutes (as of 02/27/17)

Weekdays evening peak
(4:00pm-6:00pm) 

20 minutes 15 minutes

Rail Connections for Bus Routes to the BMC:

MetroMetro Connection

 

Charles Center Station west entrance will put you at Charles and Baltimore Streets, where you can catch the Route 1 bus (about 13 minutes from there on the bus to our location)

Light RailLight Rail Connection

 

University Center-Baltimore Street stop will put you near the E. Baltimore Street stop of the Route 1 bus in front of the Baltimore Arena (about 18 minutes from there on the bus to our location)

MARC Camden Connection

Camden Station, walk 4 blocks north to Baltimore Street (about 19 minutes from there on the bus to our location) or walk 4 blocks east to Light Street.

MARC Penn Connection

Penn Station, then take any southbound bus or Light Rail to Baltimore Street or to Light Street just below Baltimore Street.

For more information:
Matt de Rouville, mderouville@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1051. 

 

Driving Directions

NOTE: Key Highway construction work may cause traffic delays during rush hour.

From downtown: Take Light Street south past the Inner Harbor to the intersection with Key Highway. Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor and then veers right shortly after the intersection with Lawrence Street. Turn left into McHenry Row at the next light.

From north of downtown using I-83 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: Exit I-83 at Maryland Avenue, taking Maryland south a few blocks to Chase Street. Turn right at Chase and stay on it as it merges into the MLK. Follow the MLK around until it merges into I-395. Follow I-395 to I-95 north, then take Exit 55 (Key Highway) which is the last exit before the tunnel. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Key Highway and right into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From north of downtown using I-83 and Pleasant Street: Exit I-83 (on the left) at Pleasant Street. At the end of the ramp, turn right on to Pleasant Street and take it two blocks until it ends at St. Paul Place. Turn left on St. Paul Place (which becomes Light Street south of Baltimore Street) and continue south to the intersection with Key Highway. Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor to the light at Lawrence Street (where you will see a sign for Fort McHenry). Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor and then veers right shortly after the intersection with Lawrence Street. Turn left into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From the south using I-95: Take Exit 55 (Key Highway) which is the last exit before the tunnel. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Key Highway and right into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From the south using Hanover Street: Shortly after crossing the bridge over the Middle Branch, turn right onto McComas Street and bear left onto Key Highway and right at the light at McHenry Row. 

From the north using I-95: Take I-95 into Baltimore City and towards the Fort McHenry Tunnel, where you want to stay to the right at the toll plaza ($4.00 for cars), and use the rightmost lane in the tunnel. Take Exit 55 (the first exit after the tunnel) onto Key Highway then right again at the light at McHenry Row.

 

Parking

BMC Visitors may park on the ground floor in the parking garage the West Parking Garage, immediately adjacent to the office building across the water tower plaza.  Spaces in this garage are limited to two hour parking. If a meeting is scheduled to last longer than two hours, BMC will forward that information to the parking firm.

To get to the garage, turn right at the T (which is Whetstone Way) and drive past the office building and then in between the two mixed-use structures.  At the 4-way stop, turn right to enter the parking garage. To park along Whetstone Way, turn left at the T.

The entrance to our building is from the plaza where the McHenry Row water tower is located. We are on the 3rd floor of the Ramparts building. Keycard access is required to enter the floor from the stairwell, so visitors need to take the elevator.

Parking for persons with disabilities is in the garage; there's also a bike rack in the garage.

Download printed parking instructions with map (pdf)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 18:25