The most frequent word in my presidential life or recent months has been when, as in “when will you make X do what I need?” Sadly, BHCA cannot “make” anyone do anything, but we do have good news on a few fronts, thanks to persistence, patience, and polite firmness from our neighbors.
Last month, BHCA urged the city’s Department of Transportation to move forward on plans for a bike lane along Eutaw Place, but to take note of concerns of businesses and residents about the continuing need for car parking along the street.
Traffic-calming requests abound, within Bolton Hill and throughout Baltimore generally. In June of this year, after the Baltimore City Department of Transportation had received 40+ individual requests for traffic calming in Bolton Hill, city council member Eric Costello’s staff asked the Bolton Hill Community Association to identify two top priorities for DOT.
A special BHCA committee appointed to review the individuals or causes represented by public historic markers in the neighborhood has made three proposals and is seeking public comment on them from neighbors before finalizing its recommendations.
The mayor has approved a proposed city police redistricting map that will transfer Bolton Hill from the BPD Central District, which stretches south from the neighborhood and includes most of the Midtown benefits district and Downtown/Inner Harbor, to the BPD Western District.