FUTURE OF WEST BALTIMORE: Sat., March 17, 2018 :: 3 pm :: Druid Heights Community Center, 2140 McCulloh Street :: PROJECT C.O.R.E.’s $75 Million :: North Avenue Rising’s $25 Million

(BALTIMORE – March 16, 2018) – Do you know about the $75 million Gov. Larry Hogan has put on removing blight in Baltimore? Do you know about the $25 million the MTA has garnered to re-do North Avenue – from Milton to Hilton?

Here’s another question: As these developments occur, what will happen to the current residents on the Westside?

Well, if you are interested in learning more about what’s to come, you may want to attend “The Future of West Baltimore” meeting tomorrow, Sat., March 17, 2018 at 3 pm at the Druid Heights Community Center located at 2140 McCulloh Street. The guest speaker is Gene “Trey” Miller from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)’s Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.


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.

Project Summary

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (the “City”) and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (the “Department”), the Maryland Stadium Authority (the “MSA”) will oversee the demolition of blighted structures located throughout Baltimore City as part of Project C.O.R.E, or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise.

As part of the project, up to $75 million over the next four years will be invested for demolition, stabilization and deconstruction of structures which have been jointly identified by the City and the Department. MSA will begin procuring contracts for the work in the near future.

Firms interested in being a part of this initiative are encouraged to go to our Contractor Sign Up page to register your company to receive procurement notices. Registered firms will automatically be notified when the procurement process begins.

For more information, please visit the Department of Housing and Community Development’s website

Project Executives

Gary A. McGuigan

Senior Project Manager

Al Tyler

Project Manager

Chris Deremeik

Project Budget

$75 million



The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration and the City of Baltimore would like to thank those who attended our February 2018 Open Houses. All information presented at the workshops, including Display Boards and a PowerPoint Overview Presentation, are available online by Clicking Here.

Please stay connected to the Project website for updated project information. Reach members of the project team at info@northavenuerising.com.

Project Milestones

  • The finalization of project design is anticipated by the end of 2018 Calendar Year
  • Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2019
  • Construction completion is anticipated by the end of the 2021 Calendar Year



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