ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday the 4,000th unit of blight marked for elimination through Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), the city-state partnership created to revitalize the city of Baltimore.
Hogan was joined by Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young, state and local partner agencies and community members for a Maryland Stadium Authority-managed demolition of blighted units in East Baltimore.
The demolition at the 1700 block of North Bradford Street marked the 4,000th unit released for demolition, deconstruction or stabilization since the initiative was announced in 2016. Since the initiative began, the state has provided $75 million, which was matched by more than $50 million by Baltimore City.
“Project C.O.R.E. has been an essential tool in our revitalization strategy,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “This partnership has provided significant new resources for our community development work in Baltimore City. In addition, this effort has cleared the way for new green space, new affordable and mixed-use housing, new opportunities for small business owners, and new opportunities for our city to grow stronger.”