Earlier this year, Governor Hogan and Mayor Rawlings-Blake announced a multi-year, multi-hundred-million dollar initiative to address blight in Baltimore. The initiative, called Project C.O.R.E (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), is intended to bring significant resources to demolish thousands of vacant buildings and replace them with green space and a stronger foundation for redevelopment and reinvestment in the City. C.O.R.E. will include $75 million in state funding for demolition and $600 million in project financing from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), combined with local resources from the City. In the first year of the program, the State estimates that approximately 20 blocks can be completely cleared of blight, with demolition managed by the Maryland Stadium Authority. In subsequent years, the State and City will establish demolition targets annually, with a goal of demolishing as many full blocks of blight as possible over the project term. Once demolition is completed on a block, empty lots will be replaced with green space and assessed for their redevelopment potential.

Please join us to hear from Maryland DHCD Secretary Kenneth Holt, who is spearheading the initiative for the State, to learn about this much-needed City-State partnership.

RSVP by September 15, 2016, at www.ballardspahr.com/baltimorebreakfast.

Date & TIme

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET


Kenneth C. Holt, Secretary, Maryland Department of
Housing and Community Development


Ballard Spahr
300 East Lombard Street, 18th Floor

*Seating is Limited

For more information, please contact Diana Lauritson at 202.661.2206 or lauritsond@ballardspahr.com.



Kenneth C. Holt