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Charles North Cooperative Garden – The garden’s primary goal is to bring together community members, along with all those interested in gardening and outdoor activities, to work cooperatively planting and maintaining a diverse and sustainable urban green space. In addition, we hope to plan, organize, and host a variety of community activities and events in the garden.

City and State Services

City of Baltimore Government Homepage
Carl Stokes – City Councilman, District 12
Jack Young – City Council President
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – Mayor
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Our Partners in Community Revitalization

Central Baltimore Partnership – In the few years since it was formed, the Central Baltimore Partnership has begun a dramatic transformation of the area north of Penn Station. The Partnership marshals the vision, commitment, talent and resources of virtually every organization with a stake in the area: neighborhood organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, private businesses and city government agencies.

Midtown Community Benefits District – The Midtown Comunity Benefits District is a citizen-run neighborhood advocacy and improvement group authorized by law in 1996 to provide security and sanitiation services along with propotional activities for four communities: Bolton Hill, Charles North, Madison Park, and Mount vernon / Belvedere. Its efforts are funded by a taxpayer-approved property tax surcharge. Midtown was created by voter referendum in an effort to make our neighborhoods stronger, better places to live and work.

Midtown Development Corporation – Midtown Development Corporation is the development arm of the Midtown Community Benefits District. Our mission is to make the five Midtown neighborhoods – Bolton Hill, Charles North, Madison Park, Mt Vernon and Seton Hill – neighborhoods of choice. We renovate buildings and provide development assistance to property owners.

Charles Village Community Benefits District – Charles Village Community Benefits District is a special tax district created in 1994 to provide supplementary services to residents in a 100–block area of north Baltimore. With over 14,000 residents, the District has four member neighborhoods: Abell, Charles Village, Harwood, and Old Goucher; it is also the home of Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Wyman Dell Park, the Waverly Farmers’ Market and more than 700 businesses. Famous for its tree-lined streets, lush gardens, and historic 19th century houses and churches, the area has been called: “Village living in the heart of Baltimore”.
The Benefits District provides supplementary sanitation and safety services to all residents and promotes the District as an attractive place to visit, live, work and play. Property owners pay a tax-surcharge of 12 cents per $100 of assessed property value to fund these services.

Station North Arts and Entertainment District – By promoting and supporting artists and cultural organizations in the District, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. seeks to create a vibrant neighborhood where arts, artists and entertainment venues flourish in the midst an economically diverse community with an abundance of healthy residential, retail and commercial offerings.

Jubilee Baltimore – Jubilee Baltimore helps the people of Baltimore to build neighborhoods that are safe, stable, historic, attractive, and diverse. We are developers and planners, and we work on a non-profit basis for the good of our city and our neighbors. We develop both affordable and market-rate housing and bring particular expertise in historic renovation and community planning.

Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. – Healthy Neighborhoods helps strong but undervalued Baltimore neighborhoods increase home values, market their communities, create high standards for property improvements, and forge strong connections among neighbors.

Our Neighbors

Old Goucher Community Association – Old Goucher’s Community Association aims to connect neighbors together, build strength as a community and collectively support growth in and around Old Goucher.

Charles Village Civic Association – The CVCA was chartered in 1945 as the University Heights Improvement Association to promote business, property improvement, and single family residency in the neighborhood. The name change came in 1969 to coincide with the neighborhood’s rebirth as Charles Village. Over the years, the CVCA has forged constructive partnerships with city and state official, Johns Hopkins University, and the Baltimore City Police (Northern District).

Mount Vernon – Belvedere Association – Established in 1938, the Mount Vernon~Belvedere Association (MVBA) takes its neighborhood seriously. We aim to preserve and restore our neighborhood. In addition, the association works hard to disseminate information to our residents and businesses about issues that affect our neighborhood, and to inform our visitors of the many exciting activities that take place right here!

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