New Market New Foods The Northeast Market is one of five public markets owned by the City of Baltimore and operated by the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation. The market was erected originally in 1885 and was last remodeled in the 1980’s. Its fortress-like exterior is now dated and uninviting. While still enjoying a considerable lunchtime trade due to its proximity to Hopkins, the market’s traditional trade in produce and other healthy fresh foods has shrunk dramatically. Recognizing its importance to the East Baltimore community, Johns Hopkins University and the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition have partnered with Baltimore Public Market Corp., Baltimore City and other stakeholders to revitalize the market and broaden its appeal for fresh healthy food. To date over $1M has been committed from the partners, local foundations, and the State of Maryland to launch the process of improving “the look and feel” of the market. Key documents on this project to date include:
The Monument McElderry Fayette Plan In late 2005 the France-Merrick Foundation convened a steering committee of community leaders, representatives from Baltimore City, philanthropic institutions, and redevelopment entities to guide the development of a community development planning project for the 40-block area bordered by Washington, Monument, Linwood, and Fayette. This plan is to serve as a blueprint for future development and investment in the area. For a complete copy of the MMF Plan contact the HEBCAC Administrative Office 443/524-2800.
Retail Market Assessment & Strategic Implementation Program For East Baltimore/East Monument Street In 2004 HEBCAC commissioned The Chesapeake Group, Inc. to undertake an analysis of retail potential for East Baltimore with particular emphasis on the Monument Street Business District, . The report provides revitalization proponents with accurate information on the private sector business structure, existing and potential future markets, and potential for new commercial investment & uses. For a complete copy of the Retail Assessment contact the HEBCAC Administrative Office 443/524-2800.
Archive editions of the The East Baltimore Bulletin a quarterly publication of HEBCAC and it community partners.