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NUPA/Upton West Green Space Improvement Ground Breaking Ceremony

Upton Planning Committee and The UPC Westside CDC broke ground on a project to rehabilitate 41 vacant lots in the Upton community. These lots will provide six manicured green spaces surrounding the 800 blocks of Harlem and Edmondson Avenue in Upton’s NUPA/Upton West Neighborhoods. “This project is [...]

January 29, 2022|

Kick off the holidays by supporting us this Giving Tuesday

In 2012 a Day of Giving was created to bring focus to the charitable season in the wake of the commercialized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More commonly referred to as #GivingTuesday, National Day of Giving harnesses the power of social media to give back around the [...]

November 30, 2021|

Jules Dunham Howie — Facilitating Development without Displacement in Upton

Jules Dunham Howie is the Director of the Upton Planning Committee Westside Community Development Corporation, otherwise known as the UPC Westside CDC. She has worked onorganizational development issues for over 20 years. The UPC Westside CDC is working intentionally on the revitalization of the West Baltimore Upton community. [...]

November 18, 2021|

Old homes bring new life to West Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Turning back the clock here in the 800 block of Harlem Avenue in the Upton community where once-majestic rowhomes are being restored to their former selves. “These blighted homes in the 800 blocks of Harlem and Edmondson have been vacant for over 20 years and have been through several stalled development projects,” said Upton Planning Committee Board Chairman Darroll Cribb. At times, it seemed like restoring three dozen city-owned vacants and that many more identified by the community’s planning committee would never happen, but now the first five have been completed.

November 18, 2021|
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