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Partnership aims to revitalize Central West Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun
Janiary 18, 2016

A coalition of city officials, two universities and community activists launched a civic partnership Monday to revitalize the part of Baltimore that was at the center of April's riots.

At a news conference at Pennsylvania and North avenues — the site of frequent protests after the death of Freddie Gray and rioting on the day of his funeral — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined with civic leaders to announce "Innovation Village" as an important step toward rebuilding Central West Baltimore.

... Samuel Hoi, president of MICA, predicted that Innovation Village could bring the type of renewal that in recent years has transformed the Station North neighborhood, which is on the other side of the college.

"It is a kind of multi-sector partnership that we need to nurture a next wave of innovation-based enterprises to help create jobs, increase city revenues, provide equitable access to opportunities and transform neighborhoods," Hoi said.

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