Granted, the announced move of Constellation Energy/Exelon's new Baltimore headquarters around the
's northeast corner is not a quantum jump. Constellation's present location at 750 E.Pratt St. is already on the edge of downtown, furnishing walk-up patrons for restaurants in Little Italy and other eastern neighborhoods. The new HQ will be less than a mile away.
But it will pull more energy from the downtown core and shift the balance of activity further eastward.
landlords, who have lost tenants in the economic downturn, were already concerned about the planned redevelopment of State Center in midtown Baltimore, on their northern flank. Now they're seeing what looks like new energy for the east side of the harbor, which had already pulled tenants from downtown, most notably Legg Mason.
is also there, is are the Marriott and a cool collection of restaurants and shops.