Coordinating Efforts: Main Street’s Impact on Baltimore Neighborhoods

| Hilton Baltimore, Peale | Posted: Tuesday, 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Throughout the state, Maryland is increasing its coordination of programs aimed at historic preservation, commercial revitalization, and community stabilization. In Baltimore, Main Street can be an effective program for economic development through historic preservation incentives, but the needs and challenges associated with urban neighborhoods also must be taken into account. The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) has been tracking indicators of neighborhood success and is expanding to establish correlations between commercial and community factors. The work of BNIA-JFI shares important neighborhood data to help communities make  better-informed, more strategic decisions. See this program in action through Baltimore case studies and find out how it can work in your neighborhood. CM | 1.25

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the coordination of historic preservation, commercial revitalization and community development programs.
  • Participants will be able to identify linkages between Main Streets and local surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Participants will learn how Main Streets can serve as a tool for local neighborhood revitalization/stabilization strategy.
  • Participants will be able to identify the importance of historic preservation in local economic development.


For more information contact:

Chad Hayes, Belair-Edison Main Street;

Matthew Kachura, University of Baltimore