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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. Download an application. (PDF)

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. 
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 and more.   

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

Development projects within some Commercial Revitalization Districts may be subject to review and approval by the Design Review Panel. The commercial Design Review Areas include Arbutus, Catonsville, Essex, Loch Raven, Perry Hall, Pikesville and Towson.

Western Sector

Detailed Map

Staff Contact

Arbutus Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz
410-887-3480
dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

Baltimore National Pike Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz
410-887-3480
dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

Catonsville Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz
410-887-3480
dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

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

Reisterstown Map (PDF)

Bill Skibinski
410-887-3480
wskibinski@baltimorecountymd.gov

Woodlawn Map (PDF)

Dennis Wertz
410-887-3480
dwertz@baltimorecountymd.gov

Eastern Sector

Detailed Map

Staff Contact

Cowenton-Ebenezer Map (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

Loch Raven Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay
410-887-3480
lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Merritt-Sollers Point Map (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

Towson Map (PDF)

Laurie Hay
410-887-3480
lhay@baltimorecountymd.gov

Agency Partners

Business Association Partners

 
Revised August 29, 2017         

 

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