The Green Network Plan will serve as a collective vision for Baltimore to revitalize communities by creating an interconnected system of greenspaces throughout the city. The planning process has been bringing together City agencies, residents, neighborhood partners and Baltimore businesses to plan for the transformation of vacant properties into community assets such as recreation areas, trails, and urban gardens. By targeting resources towards areas of blight and underinvestment, the Plan will increase opportunity, create safe and healthy spaces, and support economic development. The final Plan will be a vision for vibrant green open spaces and corridors connecting the entire city and laying the foundation for the revitalization of some of Baltimore’s most challenged neighborhoods.
The Department of Planning and Office of Sustainability are leading the project with the help of a multi-disciplinary consultant team, who lend specialized planning assistance to the effort. This team of locally based consultants is led by environmental planning firm Biohabitats. The consultant team also includes team members from the firms of Floura Teeter, Advanced Placemaking, Living Design Lab, and Toole Design Group. Together, they are lending their knowledge of environmental planning, park and open space planning, pedestrian and bicycle planning, land use and real estate analysis, and social equity to developing Baltimore’s Green Network Plan.
To find out more about the project, we invite stakeholders to:
- Learn more about the planning process,
- Find out about scheduled meetings and events,
- Review meeting materials, documents, and maps as they are available,
- Explore other initiatives and resources related to greening and vacant land, and
- Fill out the project contact form to get updates about the project, ask questions, or share your thoughts and ideas.