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Sustainable Communities Revitalization Strategies

Strategy #1: Support Grow Baltimore by targeting investments in Main Streets and commercial corridors to support Middle Market Neighborhoods

Map areas: 

  • Main commercial corridors in Middle Markets (apart of the Housing Market Typology) and the Main Streets program areas
    • Note: commercial corridors aligned with BDC enterprise zones, TransForm commercial zoned areas, and lie within Middle Market neighborhoods.

Revitalization Goal(s): 

  • Economic competitiveness

Strategy #2: Healthy Neighborhoods
Map areas:
  • Healthy Neighborhoods Program targeted areas
Revitalization Goal(s): 
  • Value Communities and Neighborhoods – Building upon assets and amenities

Strategy #3: Target investment along major transit routes
Map areas:
  • Proposed TOD districts in the draft TransForm Baltimore zoning code around existing and planned transit stations
  • BRAC areas included
Revitalization Goal(s): 
  • Support transportation efficiency and access

Strategy #4: Target investment in arts and entertainment districts
Map areas:
  • Highlandtown, Station North, Bromo Tower 
Revitalization Goal(s): 
  • Support existing communities
  • Enhance economic competitiveness

Strategy #5: Investment in anchor institutions and major redevelopment areas
Map areas:
  • Redevelopment areas: Oldtown, Greenmount West, Westside Downtown, Uplands, Barclay, East Baltimore Initiative, Park Heights, Poppleton, O’Donnell Heights, Johnston Square, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello
  • Anchor institutions: TBD per City-wide application process
Revitalization Goal(s): 
  • Support existing communities
  • Promote access to quality affordable housing

Strategy #6: Facilitate investment in emerging markets near areas of strengths 
Map areas:
  • West Baltimore MARC/Red Line.  Proposed areas include: 
  • Lanvale, Franklin, Monroe, Pulaski, Edmondson, Franklin, Bentalou and Franklintown Road.  
  • Coppin Heights.  Proposed areas include: North, Warwick, Thomas, Smallwood.  Coppin Heights should also be considered one of the City’s development priorities.  
  • North Avenue Gateway.  Proposed areas include:  Walbrook, Dukeland, Ellanmont and Poplar Grove.  
  • East Baltimore Vacants to Value.  Proposed areas include: Milton Montford community with an emphasis on the 2300-2500 blocks of East Eager Street; and Bethel Street corridor bounded by Bond, Broadway, Lanvale and Oliver Street.  This area falls within multiple larger redevelopment priority areas: EBDI and Oliver.   
Revitalization Goal(s): 
  • Support existing communities
  • Promote access to quality affordable housing
  • Coordinating and leveraging policies and investment

Note: Revitalization goals are based on and align with SC goals as identified in the application.