Transit-Centered Community Development
BNC's Transit-Centered Community Development Initiative was designed to advance equitable and sustainable development along Baltimore's existing and planned transit corridors by investing in strategies that:
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- Attract new residential and commercial investment, including mixed-use development.
- Improve neighborhood conditions and prevent displacement of current renters and homeowners.
- Strengthen access to local and regional employment opportunities.
- Build the capacity of residents to influence and benefit from the planning, policy, and development decisions for their communities
BNC targeted its Transit-Centered Community Development (T-CCD) investments within Central Baltimore north of Penn Station, in Southwest Baltimore around the West Baltimore MARC station and on strategies to strengthen community engagement in planning for the proposed Red Line Corridor.
BNC's grants supported:
- Early analysis of T-CCD opportunities in Central Baltimore and the West Baltimore MARC station area helping to shape larger scale plans and additional investment.
- Neighborhood-scale investments within a half-mile radius of existing and planned stations, including funding for the Central Baltimore Partnership and Jubilee Baltimore.
- The Central Baltimore Partnership is a coalition of neighborhood, private, public and institutional interests that are implementing a comprehensive community development strategy, including fostering the arts and sustainable development in healthy, transit-oriented neighborhoods at the center of the Baltimore region.
- Jubilee Baltimore planned and helped to develop City Arts, affordable housing for artists, and is now developing The Center Theatre at 10 E. North Avenue.
- Resident engagement in station area planning and design for the Baltimore Red Line.
- Transit Around the Nation trips in partnership with Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Greater Baltimore Committee and Neighborhood Design. Lessons learned led to the groundbreaking Red Line Community Compact.
- Support to strengthen community engagement in Red Line Station Area Planning and Design.