Transform Lexington

Lexington Market has been a mainstay of Baltimore life for more than 200 years, and during its history, has been housed in many, many different market structures. Throughout its long history, its spirit of entrepreneurship, vibrancy, and culture has always endured. Now, it’s time for another transformation, one that reinvigorates Lexington Market for the next 200 years to come.

Participation in this transformation is the right and responsibility of every Baltimorean. Working together, Lexington Market will be the gathering place for all of Baltimore and a hub for community, culture, health, and wealth-building.

Roll up your sleeves, Baltimore, let’s get to work.

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Renderings of the new Lexington Market building

Transform Lexington Survey

Have an opinion about the transformation of Lexington Market? We’d love to hear from you.

Click here to take our survey. (This should take you about 10-15 minutes).

Project Timeline

We’re moving full steam ahead on the Transform Lexington project, and there are a lot of moving pieces. In short, everyone from the City of Baltimore to the State of Maryland to committed customers and citizens have come together to approve a project plan. It involves building a new market structure (“the new South Market”) that harkens back to previous market forms on the current parking lot to the south of the existing East Market (where the majority of current vendors reside), demolishing the Arcade structure that sits on top of the former Lexington St., and reopening it as a walkable, urban plaza perfect for farmers’ markets and public gatherings.

And don’t worry, the East Market will remain open throughout the entire redevelopment process!

January – December 2019
Project planning and launch of the community engagement process

February 2020
Groundbreaking on the new South Market building

March 2020 – Early 2022
Construction of the new South Market building + 45+ vendor stalls

Grand opening of the transformed Lexington Market!


  • Nov. 17, 2022, 6-7:30PM – Lexington Market Community Meeting – Join us to discuss community programming, arts, and the future uses of Lexington’s new spaces.

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Want to hear about ways to engage with the project to transform Lexington Market – like town hall meetings, new vendor applications, and exciting programming leading up to the opening of the new market? Join our email list.