a sustainable future
The Greater Baybrook Vision and Action Plan looks towards a future where the peninsula’s streets are free of crime and danger for local residents. A safer Baybrook, where residents feel comfortable walking their streets, will attract new neighbors and strengthen the peninsula communities
There is power within the bountiful natural resources present in Greater Baybrook. Existing green spaces will provide gathering spaces for local residents, attract new visitors to the peninsula, and act as anchors for the emerging environmental sustainability movement in the area. Emphasizing programming and usage of area parks will create a location for peninsula activities and community building.
ABOUT SPRUCE UP
Through the generous support from the State of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development, the Greater Baybrook Alliance’s Community Spruce-Up Grant program provides funding to groups, individuals and associations in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Brooklyn Park in the amount of $5,000 to $25,000.
The goal of this grant program to provide matching resources for mid- to large-scale community improvement projects such as murals, neighborhood signage, and school greening projects in order to develop neighborhood-driven, highly visible quality of life improvements that promote strong community building.
OUR GREEN RESOURCES
GBA works with partners to develop guiding documents and plans which promote, improve and activate our green resources. We've raised millions in funding for park upgrades, diverse programs and environmental improvements. Visit "Our projects" page to learn more about our work.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Part of the Baybrook Violence Reduction Plan (BVRP) and the Brooklyn and Curtis Bay 2-year Neighborhood Policing Plan (NPP), our CPTED work aims to invest in the areas of our community that are most impacted by violence. GBA is working to direct strategic improvements to properties that have nexus with crime and violence in these areas. Examples of interventions include murals, fencing/gates, facade improvement/repair, development incentives, and lighting/security cameras.
crime prevention through environmental design
The 311 Ambassador Program engages resident leaders to work with the neighbors on their blocks to increase cleanliness, safety, and overall quality of life. The program is being led by our Resident Outreach Specialist Stephanie White and will engage up to 15 resident leaders to serve as Ambassadors.