Founded in 2006, the mission of the Central Baltimore Partnership is to galvanize the renaissance of Central Baltimore. It pursues this mission with more than 100 partners, including: nonprofits (ranging from small neighborhood associations to large universities and hospitals), businesses (of all sizes), and city agencies active in the eleven neighborhoods and one commercial district of Central Baltimore. This comprises: Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, Midway, Remington, Wyman Park, and Waverly Main Street (a commercial district participating in the official Baltimore City Main Street Program). Central Baltimore also includes a designated Baltimore City Arts and Entertainment District, the Station North Arts District — it runs from 2oth Street to our southern border and includes parts, or all, of a number of Central Baltimore neighborhoods. Our Partners are as small as sole-proprietor artisan shops, and as big as the largest non-profit in Maryland.
By bringing together the visions and the talents of diverse stakeholders, the Central Baltimore Partnership is able execute a comprehensive redevelopment strategy that involves everyone here. We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of our work extend to the entire community, especially our most underserved residents. To make this happen, we assess community needs (and interact), using everything from surveys, to public meetings, to social media, to task forces. We have a small staff. But, due to the width and breadth of our Partners, we engage in a wide variety of activities from redeveloping landmark buildings into vital community hubs, to bridging the digital divide, to feeding frontline workers during a pandemic.
Broad community participation
CBP is guided by two action plans — The 2012 Homewood Community Partners Initiative: Call to Action Plan (commissioned by Johns Hopkins University), and the 2017 Front & Center: A 5-Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore. Each plan was created with broad community participation. We are governed by a Steering Committee that reflects the diversity of our Partners and the area we serve. The Central Baltimore Partnership is engaged in numerous programs, both short and long term. Read more about them.
You can learn more about our programs at this link.
Currently activities include
- Coordinating community participation in major projects, such as Baltimore’s Penn Station redevelopment and North Avenue Rising
- Expanding incentives to transform long-vacant sites — including innovative commercial façade and tenant improvement programs
- Working with health care providers to improve residents’ health by expanding access to health care and chronic disease prevention
- Creating a variety of COVID19 response initiatives and programs
- Aiding Central Baltimore’s community centers and other youth service providers
- Mobilizing Partners to transform blighted sites into vibrant community green spaces
- Promoting the area, and all it has to offer to current residents, new homebuyers, businesses, and visitors