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Catonsville to be designated Baltimore County's first Arts and Entertainment District

Posted at 10:32 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 10:36:39-05

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — Baltimore County has designated its first Arts and Entertainment District.

On Monday, County Executive Johnny Olszewski gave Catonsville the honors, under the moniker "Music City Maryland."

Included in the district will be businesses along Frederick Road and the Luman Woodland Theater.

The designation is effective July 1, 2020 and last for 10 years.

Towns designated as Arts and Entertainment Districts are offered State tax-related incentives to help attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to those areas, while also contributing to local economic growth.

The area will be managed by the State Commerce Department's, Maryland State Arts Council.

"This exciting designation highlights Catonsville's vibrant history as well as its bright future," said Governor Larry Hogan. "Our administration is proud to support the revitalization of historic and artistic communities across our state, and 'Music City, Maryland' is a shining success story for Baltimore County."