West Baltimore Innovation District
MICA Gateway Building
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CityBaltimore
LaunchedJanuary 18, 2016[1]
Area
 • Total6.8 sq mi (18 km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
ZIP code
21217[2]
Area code410, 443, and 667

The West Baltimore Innovation Village District is a neighborhood district of Baltimore City that will specialize in attracting startup companies and other employers to West Baltimore. Following the Death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent 2015 Baltimore protests, government leaders decided to launch the innovation district as a way to attract redevelopment and revitalization to the areas hardest hit by the protests. The district includes the neighborhoods of Mondawmin, Coppin Heights, Penn-North, Reservoir Hill and Bolton Hill.[3]

Background

Efforts to form the district originated from the community organization known as the Mount Royal Community Development Corporation (MRCDC).[4] Similar innovation districts have been formed in neighborhoods like University City in Philadelphia and the South Boston Seaport District.[5] The West Baltimore Innovation District neighbors the nearby Station North Arts and Entertainment District and includes access to numerous forms of transportation including the Baltimore Metro Subway and Baltimore Light Rail.

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Transportation

References

  1. ^ Rick Seltzer (January 18, 2016). "Innovation Village — a plan to revitalize West Baltimore — launches on MLK Day". Baltimore Business Journal.
  2. ^ "Medfield neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland (MD), 21211 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets".
  3. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2016/01/18/innovation-village-a-plan-to-revitalize-west.html#i2[bare URL]
  4. ^ "INNOVATION VILLAGE". Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Meet the group of neighbors spearheading West Baltimore's innovation district". 18 January 2016.

Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 76°38′21″W / 39.31417°N 76.63917°W / 39.31417; -76.63917