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Community-led placemaking program to enhance Baltimore neighborhoods

Placemaking Program
Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 15:21:34-04

BALTIMORE — Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey announced the development of a new community-led placemaking program.

The program allows community organizations to implement creative enhancements in city public right-of-way.

Art installations will also be a part of the program, as they help to beautify Baltimore neighborhoods, calm traffic and increase public space for pedestrians.

Some of the placemaking projects include:

  • Artistic paintings on streets or sidewalks
  • Landscape plantings
  • Planters and barriers for traffic calming or tactical urbanism
  • Temporary public spaces built within the roadway
  • Other unique urban designs

Organizations can learn more about this initiative, see enhancement examples and apply to install their own placemaking projects in city communities by clicking here.