In representing Bolton Hill, the BHCA Board of Directors may vote to express approval or disapproval for plans, events, city council bills, development proposals, or other activities that affect the neighborhood or wider Baltimore. For some matters, the board has voted to handle them a certain way as a matter of policy. It also has adopted policies that guide the operations of BHCA as an organization.
BHCA does not endorse political campaigns or for-profit businesses. If another non-profit organization or group desires an endorsement by BHCA, the Board of Directors must be thoroughly informed about what the endorsement entails before considering the request. See BHCA Standing Rule for Endorsement Requests.
Row house conversions
Bolton Hill contains a variety of housing stock, including single-family row homes, multi-family row houses, and apartment buildings. To maintain a neighborhood that can accommodate residents with different housing needs, BHCA does not support converting more single-family row homes to multi-family row houses with three or more dwelling units or adding dwelling units to existing multi-unit properties. See BHCA Resolution on Housing and Housing Stock.
If members of the Bolton Hill community wish to raise money from individual contributions or grants for a project affecting the neighborhood that is consistent with BHCA’s mission, BHCA can hold the funds as a fiscal sponsor. See BHCA Fiscal Sponsor Policy.
The Bolton Hill Camera Network (BHCN) is an initiative organized and operated under the authority of BHCA to enhance safety and security in Bolton Hill. The BHCN allows residents as well as neighborhood apartment buildings, businesses, and institutions to voluntarily share footage from their private security cameras facing outdoor spaces to help prevent, solve, and potentially prosecute crime that has occurred in Bolton Hill. Anyone can submit still or video camera footage in connection with a crime, which is shared with the Baltimore Police Department as long as it’s tied to a police report number. See BHCA Camera Network Policy.
BHCA has several communications channels to disseminate information and announcements to the Bolton Hill community. The communications policy specifies how each mode of communication is administered, with oversight by the BHCA Board of Directors. See BHCA Communications Policy.
Greening Advisory Committee
Much of BHCA’s work in the Bolton Hill community involves activities in public green spaces. To help coordinate BHCA’s greening activities in the neighborhood with other individuals and groups and to advise the BHCA Board of Directors on priorities for spending BHCA funds for improvements of public green spaces, BHCA created a Greening Advisory Committee. See Greening Advisory Committee Policy.
Eutaw Bike Lane
In February 2023, the BHCA Board of Directors voted to encourage the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to continue engaging the community in shaping a bike lane proposal on Eutaw Place. See Letter to the Department of Transportation and Traffic Committee Materials.