Quality of Life

Garrett Park

GBA has been working with Friends of Garret Park, consultants, and
other stakeholders to implement capital improvements detailed in the Garrett Park Action
Plan, developed by the American Planning Association. Phase 1 of this Action Plan
entailed the construction of a new walking path and benches throughout the park, so
residents and visitors can more easily access the wonderful views over the Harbor from
the park’s hills.

Spruce Up Program

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 grants to groups, individuals and
associations in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Brooklyn Park in the
amount of $10,000 to $25,000. It is the goal of this grant program to provide matching
resources for mid- to large-scale leveraged grants led by residents, community groups,
and organizations in order to develop neighborhood-driven, highly visible quality of life
capital improvement projects that promote strong community building.

Baybrook EMS INSPIRE Plan

Through the 21st Century Schools Initiative, Baltimore
City Public Schools will invest one billion dollars to renovate or replace schools over the
next several years. To leverage this investment, and to enhance the connection
between the schools and the surrounding neighborhood, the Department of Planning
launched a program called INSPIRE (Investing in Neighborhoods and Schools to
Promote Improvement, Revitalization, and Excellence). This program focuses on the
neighborhoods immediately surrounding each of the modernized schools that are part of
the 21st Century program, specifically the quarter-mile surrounding each school. See
our community plan HERE

The Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School INSPIRE plan was adopted by the Planning
Commission on June 20, 2019, and construction of the new $45M school is near
completion. GBA is working in partnership with the planning department and private
investors to improve access and resources in the area. GBA received a total of
$700,000 to support Baltimore City Recreation and Parks in the building and operation of
a 90,000 sq-foot, $2.5m multi purpose athletic field in the Farring Baybrook Park. We
are currently working to improve connections to Curtis Bay through path improvement
such as lighting and cleaning.

  • Meredith Chaiken
    published this page in What We Do 2020-03-09 17:35:34 -0400