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Community Investment Zone - Development Team Presentation

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Community development presentation for Baltimore City Mayor's Development Team. Presenters include Senator Bill Ferguson, Davin Hong, and Frank Patinella.

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Community Investment Zone - Development Team Presentation

  1. 1. $1 billion The Public School Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013
  2. 2. But just building new schools is not enough.
  3. 3. Together, we must break the cycle
  4. 4. It can be done. Elsewhere, the holistic approach has yielded results. • New Orleans, LA • East Lake, GA
  5. 5. We are committed. The MOU stipulates community revitalization. • Presumes collaboration between the City, Schools and Stadium Authority • Requires coordination of school construction with community revitalization
  6. 6. a Formal Strategy.
  7. 7. Community Investment Zone • A formal strategy for community development around school construction • Applies existing programs and resources in a coordinated manner • Provides a framework for new initiatives to be formed • A holistic approach that addresses the interdependency of issues
  8. 8. Concentrated Impact • A defined limited area • Improve image and create a sense of place • Designed to each site’s conditions • Adaptively address needs of each community
  9. 9. New Community Schools • Innovative designs • Sustainable • Uses shared with community: • Gym • Media Center • Assembly Hall • Computer Lab • Dedicated community space: • After school programs • Fitness Center • Recreation Center
  10. 10. Community Open Spaces • Village Square: • Gives sense of place • Forms neighborhood identity • Holds events • Holds informal social gathering • Neighborhood green space • Athletic fields • Playgrounds • Community Gardens
  11. 11. Improved Infrastructure • • • • • Street improvement Utility upgrades Sidewalk improvement Street trees Street lighting
  12. 12. Housing Revitalization • Code enforcement • “Vacants-to-Value” • Incentives for development
  13. 13. Commercial Development • Public/Private Partnerships • Retail tenants • Fresh foods • Laundry • Tax/legal • Pharmacy • Day care
  14. 14. Community Support • Social program tenants • Workforce development • Food Pantry • Adult literacy • Non-profit facilities • Senior center • Cultural/arts center • Clinics
  15. 15. • Shows the Mayor’s commitment to neighborhoods • Contributes to goal for 10,000 new families to move to Baltimore • Fixing neighborhoods as strategy for economic growth

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