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File #: 19-0141R    Version: 0 Name: Creation of Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/25/2019 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/18/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Creation of Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District For the purpose of designating the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor and surrounding communities within defined boundaries as the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District.
Sponsors: Leon F. Pinkett, III, Eric T. Costello, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Black Arts, District, Entertainment
Attachments: 1. 19-0141R~1st Reader, 2. Visit Baltimore 19-0141R, 3. BDC 19-0141R, 4. HCD 19-0141R, 5. Planning 19-0141R, 6. Law 18-0141R, 7. BOPA 19-0141R, 8. Finance 19-0141R, 9. 19-0141R~2nd Reader, 10. Completed File_19-0141R
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/18/20190 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Visit Baltimore  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Planning  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Pinkett


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Creation of Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District
For the purpose of designating the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor and surrounding communities within defined boundaries as the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District.
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Whereas, The proposed Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District, a project of Baltimore City, includes the area bounded by: on the north, Fulton Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue; on the south Dolphin Street and Pennsylvania Avenue; on the east, Woodbrook Avenue, Druid Hill Avenue, Division Street, and Etting Street; and on the west, Bruce Street, Calhoun Street, Carey Street, Fremont Avenue, and Argyle Avenue.

Whereas, Pennsylvania Avenue has the potential to become a well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use area of the City in which a high concentration of arts and cultural facilities serve as the anchor attraction.

Whereas, The State of Maryland current does not have an Arts and Entertainment District uniquely dedicated to the cultural expressions of African Americans, and Pennsylvania Avenue has a highly concentrated African American population that once served as a destination for Black art and entertainment, and is therefore the perfect location for such a District.

Whereas, Redlining, blockbusting, and racial covenants have led to decades of impoverished...

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