Penn North LINCS
The Pennsylvania & West North Avenue Commercial Corridors
The Pennsylvania and West North Avenue commercial corridor centered at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue has tremendous potential. The corridors are served by several bus lines and by the Penn North and Upton/Avenue Market Transit Stations on the Metro subway line. The Penn North subway station is one of the most actively utilized stations in the City with more than 5,500 people entering and exiting every weekday. The commercial area has many public services, including a library, post office, health clinic, and Baltimore City Department of Social Services office, but residents are currently underserved by retail, restaurant, and entertainment services. Walking to and from existing amenities, such as the Metro stations and Druid Hill Park, is difficult due to traffic patterns, inadequate infrastructure, and public safety concerns.