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 1500 Whetstone Way (Suite 300), use 1500 Woodall Street as an alternative.
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.
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. The Banner Route operates on 45-minute headways between the hours of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Charm City Circulator Banner Route
In addition, BMC is served by the Maryland Transit Administration's BaltimoreLink Bus Routes 94 to Fort McHenry and 71 to Patapsco. The closest bus stop for the 94 is at the corner of Woodall Street and East Fort Avenue. Fare is $1.80 per trip exact fare or $4.20 for a day pass, available on the bus. Senior/Disability Fares are also available. MTA Bus Routes | MTA Regional transit map (pdf)
Visit MTA's website to get information about connecting access to MTA Metro subway, Light Rail, and MARC Commuter Rail.
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.
BMC Visitors may park on the ground floor in 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 on Whetstone Way. At the 4-way stop, turn right to enter the parking garage.
To park along Whetstone Way, turn left at the T. Parking along Whetstone Way in McHenry Row is also permitted, but may incur a meter fee.
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.