In 2019, Unity@Park Avenue was hatched as a vision to transform the south side of the intersection of Park and North Ave. into an appealing space for pedestrians and bus riders as well as an attractive gateway to Bolton Hill and Reservoir Hill.
Over the summer representatives from BHCA, Madison Park Improvement Association and Historic Marble Hill have met with city and state housing authorities and elected officials to make the case for rejecting the current developer’s plan for renovating Pedestal Gardens apartments.
Representatives from Madison Park and Bolton Hill have met with City Council member Eric Costello and are enlisting Sen. Antonio Hayes (D-40th district), in their shared effort to re-connect with the Boston-based developers TCB.
Following the lead of neighboring Madison Park residents and the Madison Park Improvement Association, BHCA’s leadership is asking city officials to oppose recent design proposals for the redevelopment of Pedestal Gardens.
State Sen. Antonio Hayes (D), whose legislative District 40 includes Bolton Hill and most of West Baltimore, says he plans to revive a neighborhood alliance to help determine the future of the soon-to-be-empty 28-acre State Center complex at the south edge of the neighborhood.
Bolton Hill‘s Sav-a-Lot grocery has a new owner, a new paint job and signage and, if you believe its new manager, a determination to better serve the neighborhood with fresher produce and meats and an expanded range of national and local brands.
The director of the new development authority, which hopes to accelerate development and renewal along the West North Avenue corridor, says he does not support emphasizing additional affordable housing in the area.
With his term-limited administration winding down, Gov Larry Hogan (R) has made the city an offer it probably should refuse: take possession of the aging State Center 28-acre campus once it is emptied out of all state workers.