The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded two separate grants to provide detailed plans to renovate green spaces in Bolton Hill. One is Mounds Park in the 1400 block of Eutaw Place and the other is the southeast vacant lot and bus stop at the corner of Park and North avenues.
Landscape architecture firm EnviroCollab hosted a second community input session on Nov. 5 to solicit feedback on a pair of possible designs for the lot at the southeast corner of Park and North Avenues, one of several gateways to Bolton Hill.
The three-part revitalization project called Unity@Park Avenue will bring colorful murals to the bleached walls facing North Avenue, transform a sterile lot into a greener, more hospitable northern entrance to Bolton Hill, and reimagine the bus stop at the edge of the lot.
The three-part vision to revitalize the intersection of Park and North avenues with row house murals, a greener lot, and a reimagined bus stop took a big step toward realization on June 10 with a virtual community input session for the murals.
Despite its prominent location at the north end of the neighborhood, the corner of Park Avenue and North Avenue is a neglected piece of Bolton Hill. It’s mostly covered in sterile concrete. The facing row house wall is bleached and speckled with grime.