Jubilee Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
A neighborhood takes charge to revitalize their community
Jubilee Baltimore, a non-profit neighborhood real estate development entity, partnered with Goody Clancy to undertake a comprehensive community planning process for Central West Baltimore. With the support of the Baltimore Housing Authority and Enterprise Community Partners, Jubilee and the Goody Clancy team developed a vision for the entire neighborhood, including a redevelopment strategy for a 203-unit HUD-assisted housing project called Pedestal Gardens.
The planning effort analyzed every element—physical, cultural, and social – comprising the fabric of the neighborhood. This data-driven effort enabled the community to develop an informed consensus on how to create a true Community of Choice, where both current and new residents can thrive.
The planning effort attracted the attention of The Community Builders, the nation’s largest not-for-profit mixed-income housing developer, to join as the Housing Implementation Entity for the Implementation Grant submitted in the fall of 2013. In addition to transformative education, workforce development, and health and wellness strategies, the implementation application calls for over 400 new mixed-income units and retail space located onsite and in strategic locations for maximum neighborhood impact.