SCNA Festival with The Gathering

Festival with The Gathering

What a wonderful event! The SCNA and Mount Royal CDC cannot thank The Gathering enough for believing in our cause and for showcasing what a rich and vibrant place West Baltimore can be!  State Center Redevelopment will bring jobs and access to jobs, affordable housing and it will end the food desert through its transit-orientated development and a focus on community – all the communities.  Close to 1,000 people turned out to this event – excited about the possibilities of the future!

Let’s ‪#‎growbaltimore‬ at ‪#‎statecenter‬! Let’s invest in Baltimore West and continue to ‪#‎gather‬ there!

Another big thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible: Heritage Crossing Resident Association; Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association; The Historic Upton Neighborhoods, Mt. Royal Improvement Association, Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Midtown Community BenefitsDistrict, Midtown Matters – Baltimore, Mcculloh Homes Resident Council,Seton Hill Neighborhood, Jubilee Baltimore, United Baptist Missionary Convention, Historic Marble Hill Association, Madison Park Improvement Association, Pennsylvania Avenue Redevelopment Collaborative, Historic Mount Royal Terrace Associationand Mount Royal Community Development Corporation, Councilman Eric T. Costello, Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Barbara A. Robinson,Antonio Hayes, Mary Washington, Mary Washington for Delegate, 43rd District, Carl Stokes, Maggie McIntosh, Janet Allen, James W. Hamlinm,The Avenue Bakery, Wanda Gibson Best, Alvin C. Hathaway, Lisa Meyerhardt, Greg Sileo, Kevin Macartney, Ashe Smythe, Jacob GreanKatherine Ziombra, Brent Pertusio, Stephen Howard, Steva Komeh, Dale Terrill, Sally Wingo,Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Prez Jack Young, Liam Davis, and Justin Lane.

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State Center Redevelopment Festival!

UPDATE!  The Festival in Support of State Center Redevelopment with The Gathering has been rescheduled for May 15th!  

State Center Redevelopment will create a livable walkable community in Baltimore West.  This redevelopment will not only bring new jobs, and a grocery store, but it will also become a city-wide destination, with retail, office, and residential, linking the surrounding 9 communities together.

This SCNA is teaming with The Gathering to throw an amazing festival at the State Center site itself.  Get ready for food trucks, music and fun – Come join us to see what a wonderful, vibrant place State Center can be!

Let’s invest in Baltimore West!

Admission is free; $3 suggested donation.  RSVP here!

Check out the FB event page!

Interested in helping?  Contact us at

State Center Matters!

state centerSeton Hill – let’s get the word out that State Center Matters!

Seton Hill’s State Center Website

5 December 2014:
Last Monday, the State Center Neighborhood Alliance met for their monthly meeting regarding the development of the State Center.  For those of you unfamiliar with this project, the innovative redevelopment of State Center will provide jobs, homes, retail, an increased tax base, and community improvements to a long neglected area of the City just north of our neighborhood.   Your representatives in the Seton Hill Association have been involved in the planning of this project for over 8 years.

Next Tuesday, 9 December, the Senate Budget & Tax Committee is holding a briefing in Annapolis on State Center.  As many of you probably read in the Baltimore Sun (3 December), there are threats to the future of the State Center project.

Please sign the following petition, and tell all your friends and neighbors.  Your help in getting the word out to our elected officials is vital to ensuring the health of this project, and the future vitality of our neighborhood.



Dec 17, 2014 — There are two updates:
1. Please vote NO in this Business Journal poll and forward accordingly:

2. The State Center project won’t go before the Board of Public Works this Wednesday (today), due to concerns about the cost (a one budget line item relative to the underground parking garage). The only other Board of Public Works meeting while O’Malley is in office is 7 January.

Bottom line: We need to keep up the pressure. Here’s how to do it:

Contact Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp. Treasurer Kopp has been supportive of the State Center project in the past. There is pressure on her now to not permit an item re State Center to be on the next Board of Public Works agenda (on Jan 7) and, if it is on the agenda, to vote against the item. This item is a modest change to one budget line item relative to the underground parking garage.

Please contact Treasurer Kopp with the following message:
Treasurer Kopp, thank you for your past support of the State Center redevelopment. This project was proposed under the Ehrlich administration and strongly supported under the O’Malley administration. The innovative redevelopment of State Center will provide jobs, homes, retail, an increased tax base, and community improvements to a long neglected area of the City that is ready for change.

Please – we need you to not only allow this agenda item to come to vote on 7 January, but we need you to continue to support it as well.

The Honorable Nancy Kopp
State of Maryland Treasurer
Goldstein Treasury Building
80 Calvert St, Annapolis, MD 21401;
PHONE: 800-974-0468