Jubilee helps neighborhood groups to make organized plans for their future. Jubilee strives to create a balance of mixed income communities, while increasing the attractiveness and vitality of city neighborhoods.
Community Planning in Midtown
In 2000 Jubilee completed two years of planning work in Baltimore’s four Midtown neighborhoods and published the Midtown Community Plan. Jubilee facilitated an intensive year-long community-based planning effort, wrote and published an award-winning plan, and organized the Midtown Development Corporation to implement the Plan’s revitalization strategies. In something less than five years of work, Jubilee and Midtown Development turned around the real estate market in the Midtown neighborhoods. Property values increased dramatically during that time, far beyond the averages for the city and the region, and Midtown began to support new market-rate development for the first time since the 1960s.
Community Planning in Greenmount West
Currently, Jubilee’s community planning efforts have been focused in Greenmount West. This transit-oriented neighborhood is 56% vacant and Baltimore City owns 30% of the neighborhood’s land. Jubilee is working closely with the City and the community to redevelop the property strategically. The result of these efforts is a disposition plan and an open space plan. The disposition strategy outlines a clear strategy and timeline for the disposition of city-owned vacant properties. The second part of this community planning effort is an open space plan which makes sure that as the community is redeveloped, there will be a clear plan for creating and preserving open spaces for the community.