The Rotunda (Baltimore)

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The Rotunda
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Address 711 W. 40th Street
Opening date 1971
Developer Hekemian & Co
Owner Hekemian & Co
No. of stores and services 10
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 300,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors 4
Parking 1100 off street spaces
Public transit access Bus transport MTA Maryland bus: 22, 95

The Rotunda is a mixed-use property in northern Baltimore, Maryland in the popular neighborhood of Hampden, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Roland Park, and Wyman Park and near the campus of the Johns Hopkins University. The property features retail, office, and residential components including: 150,000 f² of retail space, 140,000 f² of office space, 379 Luxury apartments and over 1100 off-street parking spaces, including a multi-level parking garage.


Office tenants at The Rotunda include:

The Baltimore iHeartMedia studios for WPOC 93.1, WZFT Z104.3, WQSR 102.7 Jack FM and WCAO Heaven 600 AM are on the third floor.[1]

The Social Security office is located on the fourth floor.

The rest of the office's house lawyers, dentists, sports physicians, a dyslexia tutoring program, mental health professionals and various other specialists.


In the spring of 2016 the 379 unit ICON residences at The Rotunda opened for leasing. This luxury apartment complex feature a host of amenities including: a resort-style outdoor pool, a club room with a pool table and 3 big screen TVs, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a covered parking garage, a conference room, a cyber café, concierge services, a lobby lounge with fireplace and seating, an outdoor lounge with grilling stations, TVs, and fire pits, Secure bike storage and workspace, and a Pet washing station. The ICON residences at The Rotunda is a Smoke- free and pet friendly community.


The mall was originally developed by Bernard Manekin who converted the 1921 Maryland Casualty Insurance Co. building, designed by Otto Simonson, into a shopping center in 1971.[2][3] The historic building's centerpiece is a bell tower which chimes the Westminster Quarters. It was renovated in 2002,[4] and again in 2014 by Hekemian & Co. The mall was bought by Hekemian & Co., Inc. in the early 2000s.

The Rotunda was the home to the popular reduced price Cinama "The Rotunda Cinematheque" from ? 20?? until July 2015.

Future Plans[edit]

Hekemian & Co is nearing completion of its $100 million redevelopment of the site, which include the 379 unit ICON residences at The Rotunda, shops and restaurants, and a Mom's Organic Market.[5]


Two Maryland Transit Administration bus lines operate past The Rotunda: Routes 22 and 98. The Rotunda is also stop 12 on the Johns Hopkins University's Blue Jay Shuttle blue route[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rotunda theater up and running first-run movies. Explore Baltimore County (1974-09-13). Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
  2. ^ Baltimore County Public Library Legacy Web. Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
  3. ^ Real estate developer Bernard Manekin remembered as man whose 'word was his bond' | Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
  4. ^ For Rotunda, a timely facelift to return its toll – Baltimore Sun. (2002-01-07). Retrieved on 2011-03-02.
  5. ^ Group, Baltimore Sun Media. "Back in business: Reconvened task force revisits Rotunda redevelopment". Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  6. ^ Hill, Jennifer. "Shuttles | Transportation Services". Retrieved 2016-11-11. 

Coordinates: 39°20′10″N 76°37′50″W / 39.3362°N 76.6305°W / 39.3362; -76.6305