What is the process and schedule?

October 2018 – December 2018

  1. Meet with leaders of key institutions, organizations, groups, and agencies to get commitment to participate.

January 2019

  • Prepare background information on housing, economy, transportation, environment, quality of life, and community engagement, including still-relevant recommendations from prior plans.
  • Reach out to stakeholders, such as faith institutions, arts and culture organizations, community groups, and nonprofit organizations to notify them of the upcoming process and offer to meet/discuss.
  • Release RFP for professional facilitator.

February 2019

  • Hire professional facilitator.

March & April 2019

Meeting locations will be added as information becomes available.

Please RSVP to meeting(s) you plan to attend. This will help us prepare! RSVP to Kristen Mitchell at 443-478-3014 or executivedirector@marketcenterbaltimore.org.

  • Artists Focus Group, March 21, 2-4 pm, Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 400 N. Howard Street
  • Advisory Committee, March 25, 2-4 pm
  • Property Owners/Developers Focus Group, March 26, 2-4 pm, 520 Park Avenue
  • Business Focus Group, March 28, 2-4 pm, Lexington Room (2nd floor, Lexington Market)
  • Transportation Subcommittee, April 1, 4-6 pm, La Quinta Hotel, 200 W. Saratoga Street
  • Residents Focus Group, April 2, 5-7 pm, CenterPoint Apartments, 8 N. Howard Street
  • Employees/Students Focus Group, April 3, 11:30 – 1:30,  Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington Street
  • Economic Development Subcommittee, April 8, 4-6, 200 N. Paca Street
  • Housing Subcommittee, April 9, 4-6 pm, Atrium Apartments, 118 N. Howard Street
  • Community Engagement Subcommittee, April 10, 5-7 pm, Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington Street
  • Environment & Quality of Life Subcommittee, April 11, 4-6 pm, Re/Max Commercial Logic, 301 W. Franklin Street (entrance is on Howard Street)
  • Public Meeting, April 15, 4:30-7 pm
  • Advisory Committee, April 22, 2-4 pm, Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington Street

May – August 2019

We will assess the status of the process in early April and determine what additional public meetings, focus groups, subcommittee meetings, and advisory committee meetings to schedule.

Important Note About INTERIM Plan:

We expect the full SRP process to take approximately eight months (through August).

In the meantime, however, we want entities to be able to apply for Baltimore Regional Neighborhoods Initiative (BRNI) funds during the next BRNI application cycle, and we anticipate the next BRNI grant applications to be due in April or May 2019.

Therefore, while we continue to work on this long-term, comprehensive SRP, we also aim to submit a collectively agreed-upon interim Strategic Revitalization Plan to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development by April or May 2019. This interim plan will include 3-5 projects that all stakeholders support and agree to include in the final SRP.