Planning and Development

The Office of Planning and Development is responsible for the redevelopment of its public housing stock through the use of the mixed-finance public development method. The goal, using a combination of public and private financing and partnerships, is to develop public housing that is integrated physically, socially, and economically with the greater community, thus improving job availability, community services, and citizen self-sufficiency. P&D strives to achieve its goals by operating as a private real estate company and providing the following services:

Real Estate Development:

Identifies public housing developments in need of redevelopment. Through use of federally subsidized HOPE VI funds, Replacement Housing Factor Funds, or the Capital Fund Program, P&D has been able to redevelop six (6) Baltimore City public housing developments, which include:

Current Projects

- ODonnell Heights

- Johnson Square

- Poppleton

- Thompson 22 and 58

DHCD Support:

Offers support to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) on city-owned properties. In conjunction with the DHCD, the P&D consolidates joint ownership and redevelopment efforts of various city-owned and HABC scattered-site properties for the purpose of community revitalization and improvement. DHCD and HABC are working together to redevelop the following neighborhoods using a variety of financing sources such as the HUD Up-Front Grant, CDBG Funds, Home Funds, and the Capital Fund:

- Barclay/Old Goucher

- Uplands

Baltimore City Anchor Plan

The Baltimore City Anchor Plan (BCAP) is a community and economic development strategic plan led by the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with Baltimore Housing, to develop, promote, and enhance the mutual goals of the City and participating anchor institutions. BCAP is focused on neighborhoods surrounding the following anchor institutions: Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Coppin State University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and University of Baltimore. Baltimore Housing and the Office of the Mayor are working with these institutions to increase collaboration, creative thinking, and communications and to address the following priority areas: public safety, local hiring, local purchasing, and quality of life.

The goals of the Baltimore City Anchor Plan are to:

- Collaborate with institutions on mutually beneficial strategic projects;

- Coordinate City resources that complement the anchor institutions investments and plans as they relate to their surrounding neighborhoods;

- Streamline the communication between the City and anchor institutions;

- Incorporate Mayor Rawlings-Blakes goal to Grow Baltimore with the anchor institutions goals for revitalization and redevelopment of their surrounding communities; and

- Track and measure outcomes of the strategic goals of the Action Plan.