The four Midtown neighborhoods - Mt. Vernon, Bolton Hill, Charles North and Madison Park – were Baltimore’s best neighborhoods in the 19th century. Today, they have Baltimore’s greatest historic architecture and Baltimore’s best choice of interesting things to do. In 1998, the people of Midtown asked Jubilee to help them reverse 80 years of decline and make Midtown a “neighborhood of choice.” Jubilee led the process that created the Midtown Community Plan in 1998 and 1999 and has staffed the Midtown Development Corporation since its founding in 2001.
Since then, we have brought about the renovation of more than 125 Midtown buildings, with a total investment of more than $70 million. We have also built strong neighborhood associations and led Midtown’s efforts for improvement in traffic, parking, and mass transit.
Our work is achieving its goals: all four of the Midtown neighborhoods are now neighborhoods of choice. Vacant buildings have been renovated, and vacant lots have become new market-rate buildings.
One of America’s greatest collections of historic architecture, Mt. Vernon is also one of the most dynamic and urbane districts anywhere. Mount Vernon has Maryland’s premier cultural institutions and its greatest and most diverse concentration of good restaurants.
In Bolton Hill, Baltimore’s handsomest and best-maintained in-town neighborhood, block after block of elegant row houses sweep up and down the gentle slopes, neighbors chat on the sidewalks, and children play in the streets. Home to MICA and within walking distance of the Mt. Vernon, Bolton Hill is also a short pleasant walk to Penn Station, and many train users who work in Washington call this neighborhood home.
Charles North includes much of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, and is home to the multi-screen Charles Theater, the Everyman Theater (live performances) and many other arts oriented businesses and individuals. Charles North offers a distinctive collection of Victorian houses with splendid details. Penn Station is in Charles North, and many residents commute to Washington D.C.
Madison Park, centered on a discreet section of Madison Avenue, is comprised of fashionable Victorian-era residences and stately churches. Its brick row houses and brownstone mansions present a stunning facade on Madison Avenue. Madison Park is adjacent to the elegant Eutaw Place and a short walk to the State Center Office Complex, an employment center and transportation hub, which connects the subway, light rail, and buses.