Project C.O.R.E. or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise, means a new canvas for Baltimore, clearing the way for new green space, new affordable and mixed use housing, new and greater opportunities for small business owners to innovate and grow. The initiative will generate jobs, strengthen the partnership between the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland and lead to safer, healthier and more attractive spaces for families to live and put down roots.
The Goals Of Project C.O.R.E. Are:
- To support community growth in Baltimore City.
- To eliminate in a strategic manner as many full blocks of blight as possible.
- To encourage investment in Project C.O.R.E. communities through attractive financing and other incentives.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will support Baltimore City in organizing and structuring public meetings. The purpose of these meetings will be to inform members of the community about Project C.O.R.E. and to receive their input in the development process. The Department has extensive experience in working with communities that have benefited by neighborhood revitalization projects.
Check back soon for details of scheduled public meetings, which will cover topics including:
- Workforce training opportunities
- Analysis of blocks and lots
- Incorporating community input
- Adverse impacts and mitigation
Project C.O.R.E. partners will ensure that City residents have access to jobs that result from C.O.R.E. investments, including through such activities as demolition, deconstruction, building stabilization and rehabilitation, and site redevelopment.
Learn more about skills training and workforce development.
Project C.O.R.E. will take in consideration historic preservation issues associated with demolition and redevelopment procedures in these designated areas. The Project C.O.R.E. team has established procedures for working with the Maryland Historical Trust and other involved parties to ensure that historic preservation is addressed in the planning and project implementation.
Learn more about the Maryland Historical Trust's involvement in Project C.O.R.E.