Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today announced a major milestone in the fight against blight in Baltimore City: the elimination of the 4,000th unit of blight through Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), a city-state partnership to revitalize Baltimore City.
According to a press release:
The demolition at the 1700 block of North Bradford Street in Baltimore marked the 4,000th unit of blight released for demolition, deconstruction, or stabilization since the initiative was announced in 2016. The state has provided $75 million for blight removal activities, matched by more than $50 million from Baltimore City.
“Project C.O.R.E. has been an essential tool in our revitalization strategy,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “This partnership has provided significant new resources for our community development work in Baltimore City. In addition, this effort has cleared the way for new green space, new affordable and mixed-use housing, new opportunities for small business owners, and new opportunities for our city to grow stronger.”
“Project C.O.R.E. is an unprecedented partnership that is serving as a national model for blight elimination,” said Secretary Holt. “We will continue to build upon the momentum we’ve already created to help revitalize Baltimore.”
For more information about Project C.O.R.E., visit http://dhcd.maryland.gov/ProjectCORE/.
Read the full press release for more information.