BALTIMORE — Pimlico neighbors will find out Wednesday if video gaming will pay off for their community next year.
Mayor Pugh and the Pimlico Community Development authority will present a draft of how to spend money to help benefit the park heights area,
Each year, the state estimates how much money slot machines in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges counties will generate in revenue. Baltimore receives a portion to be used in a spending plan. The Park Heights master plan allocates at least 75 percent of the funds. The remaining money is spent in neighborhoods within a one-mile radius.
Grant funding is available not only for the Park Heights master plan area, but Liberty-Wabash and the Northwest Community Planning Forum.
The money is used for a variety of projects. It can help remove blight, develop new housing, improve area schools and public safety, and provide human service.
The discussion will include a $424-million proposal to rebuild the Pimlico Racetrack.
Some believe renovating and redeveloping the race track itself could help revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods.
For more information about the future of the Park Heights neighborhood , the public meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. At Pimlico Racetrack in the sports palace.