New Site for Community Meetings
200 people attended the June Community Meeting to celebrate the redevelopment of John Eager Howard School. It was the last Community Meeting to be held at the recreation center until the new school is completed. Thanks so much to the neighbors, partners, and performers who came out to enjoy the food, music, dancing, and conversation!
Effective with the July Community Meeting, the Reservoir Hill Community Meetings will be held at Beth Am Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place during school construction.
New Schedule for Community Meetings
The new site brings with it a change in the schedule of the community meetings. Please see the notices below for the schedule.
July Community Meeting - Tuesday, 5 July
Discussion with Central District Police
Central District Police will join us to discuss the spike in open air marketing - what the police are doing and what residents can do - and answer residents’ questions.
Redevelopment of Vacant Lots on Druid Park Lake Drive
Baltimore Housing is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the vacant lots on Druid Park Lake Drive. In April 2013 a public meeting was held to gather resident input on the future uses of these sites. We will be discussing the Workshop Summary from that session and what residents now want to see developed on the sites. To access the summary, Click Here. Please review the summary and bring your thoughts to the community meeting.
Community Recreation in Reservoir Hill and Penn North
Through the INSPIRE planning process community recreation has risen as a key interest for many residents. INSPIRE will fund a significant community initiative, and we are gathering input on community recreation priorities. Department of Planning staff will have maps and project ideas that will allow participants to offer input, and attendees can discuss the initiative with the planners.
We will also provide updates on John Eager Howard Recreation Center programming.
The community recreation initiative is part of a larger effort to strategically direct city investment in communities around redeveloping schools. For background information, go to: JEH Community Investment Strategy/INSPIRE.
Update: Callow Avenue Revitalization
New neighbors are moving into houses redeveloped on Callow Avenue through the Healthy Neighborhoods-Druid Heights CDC-RHIC partnership. Hear the latest news and plans for redeveloping even more Callow Avenue houses. For background information, go to: The Callow Avenue Comeback.
August Community Meeting - Tuesday, 30 August
In most years there is no August Community Meeting. However, with a lot to keep residents abreast of and involved in, we are holding an August Community Meeting this year.
Proposals for Druid Park Lake Drive Vacant Lots
We will be hosting presentations by developers offering proposals for redevelopment of the city-owned vacant lots on the 700 and 800 blocks of Druid Park Lake Drive.
Update on Construction of John Eager Howard School
The John Eager Howard School and Recreation Center site is expected to be a construction site by mid-July. At each monthly Reservoir Hill Community Meeting, 21st Century Schools personnel and representatives of the construction team will provide the community with a status on construction and answer questions. This is the largest single development in Reservoir Hill in decades. For background information on the initiative in Reservoir Hill go to: 21st Century Buildings.
Autumn - Winter Schedule
From this point on, the monthly Reservoir Hill Community Meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month unless otherwise announced: