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Commercial Revitalization Program

Baltimore County's 18 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 10 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.

Architect-On-Call Contact: Amy Mantay
Phone: 410-887-3480
Email: atmantay@baltimorecountymd.gov

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)

BILP Contact: Ngone Seye-Diop, Commercial Revitalization Specialist
Phone: 410-887-3480
Email: nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov

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 10 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)

Tax Credit Contact: Ngone Seye-Diop, Commercial Revitalization Specialist
Phone: 410-887-3480
Email: nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov

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

CRAG Contact: Bill Skibinski, Commercial Revitalization Specialist
Phone: 410-887-3480
Email: wskibinski@baltimorecountymd.gov

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

Commercial Revitalization Districts and Staff Contacts

Detailed Map

Staff Contact

Phone

Email

Design Review Panel

Western Sector

  

   

   

    

Arbutus Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Baltimore National Pike Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

  

Catonsville Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Lansdowne Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

  

Liberty Road Map (East) (PDF)
Liberty Road Map (West) (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

    

Pikesville Map (PDF)

Bill Skibinski

410-887-3480

wskibinski@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Reisterstown Map (PDF)

Bill Skibinski

410-887-3480

wskibinski@baltimorecountymd.gov

  

Woodlawn Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz

410-887-3480

dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

  

Eastern Sector

   

   

   

   

Cowenton-Ebenezer (PDF)

Ngone Seye-Diop

410-887-3480

nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov

    

Dundalk Map (PDF)

Tony Ambridge

410-887-3559

aambridge@baltimorecountymd.gov

  

Essex Map (PDF)

Ngone Seye-Diop

410-887-3480

nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Loch Raven Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Merritt-Sollers Point (PDF)

Krystle Patchak

410-887-3480

kpatchak@baltimorecountymd.gov

    

North Point Map (PDF)

Tony Ambridge

410-887-3559

aambridge@baltimorecountymd.gov

   

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)

Ngone Seye-Diop

410-887-3480

nseyediop@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Towson Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay

410-887-3480

lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Commercial
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Agency Partners

Business Association Partners

 

Revised September 22, 2016        

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