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Corner store rezoning, committee hearing this Wednesday October 5!

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This coming Wednesday the Baltimore City Council Land Use and Transportation Committee will be reviewing Ordinance 16-0734 to rezone 12 historic corner store properties in Remington from residential to business zoning. The ordinance was approved by the Baltimore City Planning Commission on September 15, 2016. This Wednesday’s hearing marks an important next step in reducing vacancy on our corners. Your voice is important at this phase!

This is our second time addressing the rezoning of these properties. Last fall, GRIA collected over 200 signatures from neighbors in support of Ordinance 15-0542 and many of you came to the October hearing. You can find more information, including the timeline of community conversations and outreach and supporting documents (such as a 180 page Planning Department staff report detailing each property)

What can you do to share your opinion?

 **Attend the hearing**
Wednesday, October 5, 1 pm
City Council Chambers
4th floor of City Hall
100 North Holliday Street
(bring your ID with you to sign in)

A group will be carpooling from 27th and Miles (departing at 12:20 pm). Please e-mail or call 443-620-4742 if you would like a ride to and from the meeting.

**Write a letter** 

Do you live near a vacant corner store that you want to see reactivated? Did you grow up in the neighborhood when these corner stores were open and want to see them revived? How would having more open businesses in your neighborhood impact your life? Letters can be as short as a few sentences expressing your opinion on the ordinance.

E-mail letters to City Council:
Committee Chair: Edward Reisinger (
Committee Admin: Marshall Bell (
Co-sponsors: Carl Stokes ( and Mary Pat Clark (