Last night, 30 September, neighbors and friends met in small groups in the first public discussion of the John Eager Howard Community Investment Strategy at John Eager Howard Recreation Center.
The John Eager Howard School Investment Strategy is a collaborative project of Baltimore City Planning Department and Transform Baltimore: Build Schools, Build Neighborhoods. The Baltimore City Planning Department is conducting a planning program for the neighborhoods around each of the new or renovated schools. The program is called INSPIRE, which stands for Investing in Neighborhoods and Schools to Promote Improvement, Revitalization, and Excellence. Transform Baltimore partner Neighborhood Design Center will be working with select communities to create models of engaged community planning. Our community team is comprised of community leaders committed to broad and deep community outreach.
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Participants began building the foundation for a long-range vision to guide future investment in the area.
Small groups were facilitated by community members and Department of Planning staff, and supported by Neighborhood Design volunteers, in discussions of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in and around Reservoir Hill.
Materials from the session will be posted as it is assembled.