Please join Baltimore City Department of Planning, Baltimore Heritage, and Housing Policy Watch for a bus tour, lunch, and discussion exploring opportunities for industrial redevelopment in Southwest Baltimore.
From Pigtown to Midtown Edmondson, neighborhoods in Southwest Baltimore have a proud legacy of industrial enterprise. In the middle of the 20th century, dozens of historic factories, warehouses and shops near Carroll Park employed thousands of West Baltimore residents. Unfortunately, long-term vacancy and abandonment has turned some of these historic structures from a boon into a burden. Sustaining existing industrial businesses and finding new uses for old industrial buildings can be a difficult challenge for neighborhood activists and property owners.
This two-hour bus tour explores a selection of historic industrial properties around southwest Baltimore. We’ll visit success stories like the C.L. McCoy Framing Company, vacant landmarks like the Eigenbrot Brewery, and highlight the potential for historic industrial buildings to help create new jobs and economic opportunities for Baltimore residents.
The tour will be followed by a one-hour lunch and discussion at Montgomery Park with guest speakers Bill Cole (Baltimore Development Corporation), Ilana Preuss (Recast City), and Kurt Sommer (Baltimore Integration Partnership). This program is open to everyone but we hope architects, developers, and neighborhood advocates will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about an important preservation issue in southwest Baltimore and around the region.
Thanks to a partnership with AIA Baltimore 4 AIA/CES credits will be available for architects or planners participating in the program.