In 1998, Jubilee Baltimore was hired by the Midtown Community Benefits District to lead a planning process for Midtown Baltimore, including the neighborhoods of Mt. Vernon, Bolton Hill, Charles North and Madison Park. This planning effort included over 120 meetings and work sessions with community members and key stakeholders. With more than 200 volunteers involved for over two years, this comprehensive planning process grew into the Midtown Community Plan. The Midtown Community Plan, published in 2000, created a strategic plan for the future development of Midtown Baltimore, including recommendations for streetscape, transit, traffic and problem properties.
The Midtown Community Plan also recommended the creation of a non-profit corporation to undertake residential development and to assist others in buying and renovating residential property in the four Midtown neighborhoods. The Plan called for a “one-stop shop” for assistance to buyers and renovators. This was the origin of Midtown Development Corporation. The Board of Directors was formed in the summer of 2000 and the Board engaged Jubilee Baltimore, Inc., an experienced non-profit developer to staff the effort. Today, Charles Duff, the President of Jubilee Baltimore, serves as the Executive Director of Midtown Development Corporation.