Bolton Hill’s Blue Plaques Task Force this month announced the addition of five new markers on residences that have been in the past homes to people who made a significant difference to the quality of life in Baltimore or on a larger stage.
If ever there were a time and place for the city’s historic preservation office to enforce the city’s Demolition by Neglect Ordinance, the time would be now and the place would be at 1232 Druid Hill Ave., just west of Bolton Hill.
In September 2016 developers David Bramble and Mark Renbaum announced that they would be kicking off a major building project on the Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill North Avenue corridor: a mix of townhouses, apartments and retail shopping that would become the gateway to West Baltimore.
That declaration acts as a preface to BHCA’s new strategic plan for Bolton Hill, the first such document in 15 years, intended to guide the association in establishing priorities and interacting with city government and private interests. The 21-page plan was unanimously adopted by the BHCA board at its April Zoom meeting.
The BHCA board of directors voted at its March meeting in favor of a resolution that clarifies the reasons behind Bolton Hill’s longstanding position against having more row houses in the neighborhood converted into multi-unit properties.