The Greenmount Avenue Corridor
The Greenmount Avenue corridor from Eager Street north to 29th Street has seen improvements in some of the surrounding neighborhoods, but requires City assistance and targeted interventions to reach its full potential. The corridor is bookended by activity centers that could be leveraged to improve the corridor as a whole. On the north end is the Waverly Main Street area which is a thriving business district with strong community support, and could benefit from additional investment. The southern end of the corridor is included in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District and has started to see a wide variety of arts and housing related investments and activities.
The LINCS interagency team partnered with the Baltimore Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Strong City Baltimore, and community organizations to conduct two-day Technical Advisory Panels (TAP), to assess the Greenmount corridor on July 29th-30th, 2016. Prior to the ULI TAP, Strong City Baltimore held several community discussions throughout the Greenmount corridor to inform residents about LINCS and the ULI TAP and to collect resident feedback on priority issues and areas of concern. An implementation phase kick-off meeting was held on February 23rd, 2016 where the ULI TAP Report was released and an Implementation Strategy with specific action items was presented. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and city agency heads were at this meeting and committed to moving forward on key action items in the Implementation Strategy.
After the ULI TAP Report and Implementation Strategy were released, The Department of Planning and Baltimore Development Corporation hosted a series of topic specific Listening Sessions to get specific community feedback on the ULI TAP report and the Implementation Strategy. The information gathered from these Listening Sessions will be used to guide strategic actions that target existing city programs and services to address the specific needs of the corridor.