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Share Your Holiday Spirit with CCRA and Win a Prize

Happy holidays from your friends at the CCRA! To celebrate the holiday season, we’re holding a decorating contest from now until the Dec. 18th between the residents of City Center! You have three options to submit a photo of your festive abode: directly on our Facebook page, tagging your photo with with @bmore_ccra on Instagram, or emailing it to citycenterresidents@gmail.com! The top three winners will win fabulous prizes. So, enter today for a chance at some extra merriment this season!

The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join the City Center Residents Association for a Virtual Forum with Downtown Property Owners & Developers

Get the Scoop on Ongoing Development Projects Right Here in City Center!  

Even as the coronavirus pandemic maintains its grip on our city, Downtown property owners and developers remain hard at work transforming our neighborhood!  Meet some of them this Thursday at a virtual forum hosted by the CCRA.  Our guest presenters will include:

Andrew Hinton, Partner at GL Capital.  Mr. Hinton and his team are currently restoring the Brown’s Arcade on Charles Street back to its former glory by reactivating the retail spaces and transforming the existing office space into modern loft apartments targeted at young professionals and students.

David Bramble, Managing Partner at MCB Real Estate.  Mr. Bramble and his team have been involved with a number of exciting projects in and around City Center, including as partners in an ambitious proposal for a new 500,000 sq. ft. skyscraper at 300 East Pratt Street. 

Eric Bloom, Regional Manager of PMC Property Group. Mr. Bloom and his team specialize in transforming under-utilized urban properties into rental communities and commercial spaces. PMC operates 12 residential properties in Baltimore city including, among others, the Munsey Apartments, The Abell, Appraisers Building, 26 S Calvert and 300 St. Paul. 

Dan Bythewood, Jr., President and Managing Partner, LaCité Development. Mr. Bythewood and his team are the developers of the Center|West project in the Poppleton area of west Baltimore, an $800M mixed use project that currently includes new residential units and will expand to include a hotel and public parks near the University of Maryland Biopark.

Join us for a virtual Zoom forum to learn more about these and other exciting projects.

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting

How: Click the link below to RSVP–CCRA will send you a link for the event

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the exciting plans for our downtown! 

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join the City Center Residents Association for a Spooktacular Halloween Tree Planting

When:  Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 am

Where: Corner of Howard & Saratoga Streets in Historic Downtown Baltimore

Calling all neighborhood volunteers!  Do you have a green thumb?  Like playing in the dirt?  If so, we need you!

The City of Baltimore has awarded a grant to the CCRA for a greening project right in our neighborhood!  This Saturday, in partnership with the Market Center Merchants Association and Green Fields Nursery & Landscaping, we will be planting trees and shrubs along Howard Street in the heart of Baltimore’s historic retail shopping district!  We need your help to do it!  

Take in the timeless beauty of the Hutzler Brothers Palace Building, the old Stewart’s Department Store, and many others Baltimore treasures, while making some new friends and pitching in to improve your community.

Tools, snacks, and water bottles will be provided for volunteers.  Just bring yourself and comfortable clothing that you wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Email info@citycenterresidents.org with any questions.  

One more thing — costumes are encouraged for this Halloween-themed event, as we’ve told the local media that this will be an “in-costume” tree planting, and we are hoping they will pay us a visit. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are capping this event at 10 volunteers, so please RSVP as soon as possible by clicking the link below. Masks will be required of all participants at all times. 

See you on Saturday! 

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum Thursday October 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm with Bob Wallace, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore

It’s General Election Season, and CCRA Candidate Conversations are Back!  Join us this Fall for a Special Series of Virtual Meet-and-Greets with the General Election Candidates for Baltimore City Mayor!

Since the City Center candidates forum was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the candidates for Mayor of Baltimore have been asking what they can do to connect with the voters of City Center.  So, your City Center Residents Association is organizing a series of virtual meet-and-greets with the candidates.  

Our next guest is Bob Wallace, Independent Candidate for Mayor.  Join us for a “virtual” forum with Bob to discuss his vision for Baltimore and City Center in particular. 

When: Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  

If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at citycenterresidents@gmail.com

Click HERE for updates and information on the 2020 election process from the Maryland State Board of Elections!

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

Click Here to RSVP!

The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm with Pastor Shannon Wright, Republican Candidate for Mayor

It’s General Election Season, and CCRA Candidate Conversations are Back!  Join us this Fall for a Special Series of Virtual Meet-and-Greets with the General Election Candidates for Baltimore City Mayor!

Since the City Center candidates forum was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the candidates for Mayor of Baltimore have been asking what they can do to connect with the voters of City Center.  So, your City Center Residents Association is organizing a series of virtual meet-and-greets with the candidates.  

Our next guest is Pastor Shannon Wright, Republican candidate for Mayor.  Join us for a “virtual” forum with Pastor Wright to discuss her vision for Baltimore and City Center in particular. 

When: Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  

If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at citycenterresidents@gmail.com

Click HERE for updates and information on the 2020 election process from the Maryland State Board of Elections!

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

Click Here to RSVP!

The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join CCRA for a Virtual Forum this Thursday August 13th, 2020 at 6:00 pm on the Status of the Baltimore Police Consent Decree!

We’ve all heard about the Consent Decree, but what is it?  How is it changing policing in Baltimore?  And what is the current status of reforms?

Join the City Center Residents Association this week for a virtual conversation with Stacey Johnson, Outreach & Media Coordinator with the Baltimore Police Department’s Consent Decree Implementation Unit. 

When: Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
How: Click the button below to RSVP, and we’ll send you a special link to join the forum.  If you’d like to submit a question in advance of the forum, you can email it to us at info@citycenterresidents.org

See you Thursday,
-CCRA Team

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The City Center Residents Association, Inc. is a non-political, non-partisan organization.

Join the CCRA and Marian House 7/23/2020 7:00 PM for a Virtual Discussion on the Future of Baltimore’s Famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building

Baltimore’s City Center Residents Association and Marian House invite you to participate in a virtual forum discussion on the future of the famous Woman’s Industrial Exchange Building, located on Charles Street in City Center.  Marian House has recently acquired the property, and members of their team want to talk with you about what comes next!

When: Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00pm
Where: Via Zoom!  Click the link below to register!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  Capacity is limited to 100 participants, so we encourage you to join promptly at 7pm.  If you have any trouble logging in on Thursday evening, you can reach out to Psalms Rojas at projas@marianhouse.org or (626) 298-9865.

And for more information on the building, and the famous tearoom that it is best known for, check out this article from Retro Baltimore: https://retrobaltimore.tumblr.com/post/89178623854/remembering-the-womans-industrial-exchange

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Your Vote is Needed: Changes to CCRA Board and Related Matters

Dear Members of Baltimore’s City Center Resident Association,

We hope that you and your families are well during these difficult times.  Like many organizations across the globe, the CCRA has been challenged by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Earlier this year, several members of the CCRA leadership team, including our President, Vice President, and Secretary, asked to step away from their roles.  The organization has adapted, and we are excited to announce that CCRA Directors Miji Bell and Brad Byrnes have been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as Vice President and Secretary, respectively, for the remainder of 2020. 

As for the role of President, the CCRA Board has voted to invite Bill King, the CCRA’s founder and past President, to serve as interim President of the association for the remainder of the year.  Our hope is that Bill’s presence will provide some stability as we refocus the CCRA’s mission in 2020 and work with our community partners to make the best of this new normal in Baltimore’s downtown core.  Bill has accepted our invitation and is eager to lend his time to the CCRA once again.  

Under the Bylaws of the CCRA, because Bill is no longer a current Director of the association, a membership vote is needed to (1) approve Bill to serve as a Director and interim President for the remainder of the year; and (2) amend the Bylaws to permit a person like Bill who works, but no longer lives, within the CCRA’s boundaries to serve as a Director and Officer of the CCRA.  The Board unanimously supports both measures and invites you to vote “Yes” on the measures by clicking the button below.  

We have done our best to continue to serve the residents, small businesses, and other stakeholders within the heart of downtown Baltimore during these trying times.  Thank you to those who joined us for our mayoral candidates forum via Zoom earlier this year.  Stay tuned to our website (www.citycenterresidents.org) for news and upcoming events.  We look forward to the CCRA’s next chapter!

Thank you, and please vote by clicking the button below,
-City Center Residents Association Board of Directors

CLICK HERE TO VOTE