Mayor Brandon Scott cast his vision for reinventing Baltimore’s downtown – it includes working with private and public partners to create a more vibrant and modern city in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As reported by the Baltimore Business Journal, Mayor Scott stressed the critical timing of invigorating downtown Baltimore, following the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Scott spoke to T. Rowe Price and Bank of America, stressing to them the important role Baltimore’s corporate partners play in its communities. This comes after both companies announced plans to relocate their offices within the city. Baltimore’s new deputy mayor for community development, Ted Carter, is set to begin his new job later this April.
“We’re talking about how we can have a vibrant downtown,” Scott said on Thursday morning during a live interview on WBAL radio. “We look at downtown and the Inner Harbor and it looks the same as it did before I was born. What we are committed to is a total reimagining of downtown.”
In addition to his new deputy, Mayor Scott is collaborating with Downtown Partnership Baltimore, which comprises community stakeholders, to implement his plan in the downtown area. One area in particular that this group is focused on is the vacant office spaces in the downtown area.