We are proud to be working on the following projects centered around community-focused development in the historic Irvington community of Baltimore, Maryland.
We invite you to be a part of these exciting projects which will result in measurable community economic development.
OASIS @ 240
Located at 240 S Monastery Avenue; this lot was poorly maintained and plagued with illegal dumping. Owned by the City of Baltimore, in 2019 the lot was adopted by Chanelle Austin (former resident) and Visionaries Development Cooperative LLC and later developed in partnership with Civic Works Baltimore, The Chesapeake Bay Trust, and CCD Inc. The space features native flowers, a rain catchment system, seating, and original art by Jasmine Martin-Wilson, and the youth of the T. A. P. Inc.
*Media by: Mastermind Photography & Designs, unless otherwise noted.
Community Center for Change
The Cooperative is actively engaged in driving our "Community Co-op" initiative. This community economic development initiative is aimed to redevelop 3932-3934 Frederick Ave into the "Community Center for Change" a 5,000-square-foot former Moving/Shipping Company into an Innovation Hub for 21229 where small minority-owned businesses will be welcomed into a business incubator-style network. The space is envisioned to consist of a community-owned co-op grocery store, multimedia center, and retail vending stalls.
While the plan is conceptual; and negotiations are on-going, the Cooperative is working to finalize acquisition and preliminary renderings with Re-Gen Consulting Group and the Neighborhood Design Center to finalize the elements. Community support through volunteerism and donations can help bring this project to fruition.
Botanical Bus Stop
Located at the corner of Old Frederick Rd & S Monstery Ave, this bus stop is a constant eyesore and target for illegal dumping. Since late 2019 our Clean & Green team has maintained this lot while we secure site control and support from MTA. Community support through volunteerism and donations can help us bring this concept to fruition.
Little Memorial Garden
In Honor of Mr. Little who tirelessly gardened this plot of land at the corner of Old Frederick Rd & Irving Street, we are restoring the garden to its former glory. In partnership with Spring Meadow Farms, the space will feature raised beds (available to families), native plants, fruit trees, and crape myrtles, and an original mural honoring Mr. Little, and fruit trees. Community support through volunteerism and donations can help us bring this concept to fruition and honor the life and legacy of Mr. Little.