Briefing on Project C.O.R.E (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise)
Last month, Governor Larry Hogan announced Project C.O.R.E. or Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise, a new multi-million dollar commitment from the state to demolish thousands of vacant structures in Baltimore City. Under the terms of the four-year partnership, the State of Maryland along with Baltimore City will focus on the transformation of blighted city blocks with the goal of clearing the way for new green space, new affordable and mixed use housing, and new and greater opportunities for small business owners to innovate and grow. The Maryland Stadium Authority will be the project manager responsible for overseeing the demolition of vacant structures jointly identified by Baltimore City and state authorities.
In the first year of the program, the state estimates that approximately 20 city blocks can be completely cleared of blight with the first demolition site in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. In subsequent years, demolition targets will be established annually.
So that we can learn more information about the program details and the partnership between the state and city, we will be joined by Carol Gilbert, Assistant Secretary, Director of Neighborhood Revitalization for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Michael Braverman, Deputy Commissioner of Code Enforcement and Julia Day, Deputy Commissioner for Land Resources, Baltimore Housing.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.