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Commercial Revitalization Program

Baltimore County's 16 officially designated Commercial Revitalization Districts are the 'front doors" to our desired established communities. They offer a shopping and entertainment experience where family owned business and national retail chains are neighbors. Each district is staffed by a planner who works closely with the business and property owners, business associations and the local communities to provide a range of services aimed at maintaining the health and vitality of our neighborhood commercial areas.

Visit MyNeighborhood to see if your business is located in a Commercial Revitalization District. In MyNeighborhood, select the "Economic" tab. The Commercial Revitalization Districts are highlighted in red.

A map of neighborhood response sectors and commercial revitalization districts.

Resources Available*

Architect-On-Call
Architect-On-Call offers up to ten free hours of professional architectural design services to businesses improving the exteriors of their buildings. After an initial site visit and meeting, the architect prepares a digital rendering of the building with design recommendations and a rough cost estimate. The service is free when improvements are certified as complete within six months. Download an application. (PDF)

Building Improvement Loan Program - BILP
A $30,000 interest-free loan which can be used for exterior improvements such as awnings, landscaping, and signage. This loan can be combined with the other economic development incentives for larger projects. Some minor interior and equipment improvements may also be financed. Download an application. (PDF)

Commercial Revitalization Tax Credit
For larger projects, this benefit provides a five-year real property tax credit if physical improvements increase the assessed property value by $100,000 or more. A ten-year credit is available if improvement costs exceed $10 million. This is jointly administered by the Baltimore County Department of Planning and the Department of Assessments and Taxation. NOTE: Applicants must apply within 120 days of completed project in order to receive credit for the next tax year. Download an application. (PDF)

Commercial Revitalization Action Grant
A $10,000 grant awarded annually to business associations for projects that benefit the overall Commercial Revitalization Districts. Examples include: holiday lighting, welcome signs, web site development, street trees, security cameras, farmers markets, etc.   

*Note: All applicants are required to meet with staff prior to submitting applications.

Staff Contact: Troy Leftwich, Commercial Revitalization Specialist
410-887-3480
tleftwich@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial Revitalization Districts and Staff Contacts

Detailed MapStaff ContactPhoneEmailDesign Review Panel

West Sector

Arbutus Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Baltimore National Pike Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Catonsville Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Lansdowne Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Liberty Road Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Pikesville Map (PDF)

Troy Leftwich

410-887-3480

tleftwich@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Reisterstown Map (PDF)

Amy Mantay

410-887-3480

atmantay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Woodlawn Map (PDF)

Donnell Zeigler

410-887-3480

dzeigler@baltimorecountymd.gov

Central Sector

Loch Raven Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Overlea Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Parkville Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Perry Hall Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Towson Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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East Sector

Dundalk Map (PDF)

Tony Ambridge

410-887-3559

aambridge@baltimorecountymd.gov

Essex Map (PDF)

Tony Ambridge

410-887-3559

aambridge@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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North Point Map (PDF)

Tony Ambridge

410-887-3559

aambridge@baltimorecountymd.gov


Agency Partners

Business Association Partners

 Revised September 19, 2013

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