While Baltimore’s City Center is a well known commercial hub, our neighborhood has recently witnessed a residential boom. With apartment and condo “conversions” and newly constructed units opening at a rapid rate over the past ten years, City Center is now home to nearly 10,000 residents. Our members, who are city voters and taxpayers, were previously unrepresented by an organized neighborhood association. The CCRA now fills that void. Formed in 2017, the CCRA boasts an impressive record of community events, neighborhood improvement initiatives, and advocacy efforts, including:
- Organizing nearly fifty social, cultural & community service events involving over 1,500 residents & other neighborhood stakeholders.
- Successfully advocating for cleaning up the Mechanic Theater development site following our contact with the Mayor and City Council representative.
- Organizing the first Elected Officials Forum for City Center residents and business owners with delegates and senators representing our neighborhood in the Maryland legislature.
- Initiating the City Center Neighborhood Impact Award and presenting it to the Enoch Pratt Central Library and Chinatown Collective at our Annual Meetings.
- Initiating monthly neighborhood clean-ups and participating in the Market Center Trash Bash with Everyman Theatre and Lexington Market.
- Organizing a community workshop for the Maryland Transit Authority to receive input & feedback from downtown residents regarding bus transfer redesign on Baltimore street.
- Advocating for safer pedestrian crossings on W. Baltimore & Fayette Streets.
- Publishing Bmore City Center, our quarterly newsletter that reaches over 1,000 City Center residents through electronic and printed distribution.
- Developing partnerships with other City Center stakeholder organizations including the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Market Center Merchants Association and Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.
- Planting over thirty trees and shrubs in and around City Center including a large tree planting event in the fall of 2020 funded through a Love Your Block grant awarded to CCRA by the City of Baltimore
- Holding a series of Zoom forums with all of the major candidates for Mayor of Baltimore in the 2020 election
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The City Center Residents Association is a Section 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization.