City Housing Department Targets Four Zones for Community Development

House and KeyThe Baltimore City Housing Department is launching a campaign to address blight, encourage development, and strengthen neighborhoods in areas outside of the the waterfront.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Under the framework, the housing department is creating impact investment areas in which housing officials will work with community members to define a vision for what the neighborhoods could become, draw up a 10-year plan, put together a capital budget and develop a strategy for creating more affordable housing and dealing with abandoned properties. The investment areas are organized into four zones: east, west, southwest and Park Heights. Braverman said each is on the edge of more robust markets with anchor institutions and major redevelopment projects.

Neighborhoods that fall within the four zones targeted for development include Johnston Square, Broadway East, Coldstream Homestead Montebello, Upton, Druid Heights, Penn North, Poppleton, Hollins Market, Franklin Square and Pigtown.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.