Our Boundary is Expanding - Join Us for a Virtual Hearing on Extending the Baltimore Heritage Area
June 12, 2020
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to hold Virtual Hearing Requesting Enlargement of the Baltimore Heritage Area Boundary
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss a request to enlarge the boundaries of the Baltimore Heritage Area (https://www.explorebaltimore.org/) to include portions of the following neighborhoods and areas: Highlandtown, Oliver-Johnston Square, Greenmount West, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Clifton Park, Mount Washington, Greektown, Pimlico Racetrack/Pimlico Good Neighbors, Herring Run Park, Morgan State University, Morgan Park, and Lauraville Historic District.
The Baltimore State Heritage Area was certified in 2002. The Baltimore Heritage Area Association, Inc. manages the heritage area, which is currently composed of portions of Baltimore City. The Baltimore State Heritage Area, certified by the state, overlaps with the Baltimore National Heritage Area, which is designated by Congress. Certified heritage areas promote heritage tourism and foster partnerships between governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to create more livable and economically sustainable communities. They preserve and celebrate Maryland’s history, cultural traditions, and natural areas through grants, loans, tax credits, and other tools.
WHAT: Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Public Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the Baltimore State Heritage Area
WHEN: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020
JOIN: BY PHONE – 415-655-0003 Access Code: 126 320 2425
BY COMPUTER - https://bit.ly/mhaa6-23-20 Password: mhaa
WHO: Local government officials, heritage resource organizations, tourism industry representatives, business and property owners, and others who are interested in the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Baltimore State Heritage Area
The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority is an independent unit of state government that operates in the Maryland Department of Planning. For more information, visit the website at http://mht.maryland.gov/heritageareas.shtml or telephone (410) 697-9586.