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BioPark Community Initiatives/Engagement Highlights

University of Maryland BioPark Community Initiatives/Engagement Highlights

University of Maryland BioPark – Land Development

  • Purchased vacant row homes from Poppleton Co-op developer to support rehab of Vintage Gardens (formerly Poppleton Co-op)

  • 800 Block of Fayette St

University of Maryland BioPark – Land Development

  • Partnered with Wexford to purchase the fire damaged Carter Memorial Church, enabling Carter Memorial to purchase the Catholic Church on Poppleton St

University of Maryland BioPark – Sponsorship

  • Sponsored SOWEBO Landmark 5k Race in October 2011

  • 26 S. Arlington Avenue

University of Maryland BioPark – Hosting Community Meetings

  • Offers BioPark space to community organizations as meeting space at no cost.

  • 801 W. Baltimore St

University of Maryland BioPark – Land Development

  • Pedestrian improvements project at MLK

  • Corner of MLK and W. Baltimore St

University of Maryland BioPark – James McHenry Elementary School Partnership

  • Hosts Field Day and Halloween Event for children attending James McHenry Elementary School

  • Holds annual winter apparel drive for local students

  • 31 South Schroeder Street 

University of Maryland BioPark – Community Advocacy

  • Worked with Circulator to encourage operation West of MLK to support local residents

  • 800 W. Baltimore St

University of Maryland BioPark – Economic and Community Development

  • Generated $180 million in capital investment

  • Built Campus Police substation on 800 Block of West Baltimore St.

  • Removal of vacant buildings and addition of green space

  • Attracted first bank branch to the neighborhood in 2 decades

  • Includes Goodwill Boutique Store in BioPark retail space

  • Hosts University of Maryland Smith School of Business

  • Hosts BCCC Biotechnology Institute

  • Live Near Your Work Program

  • 800 and 900 Blocks of West Baltimore St

University of Maryland BioPark – Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy

  • 4+2+2 program with BCCC

  • 801 W. Baltimore St

University of Maryland BioPark – Community Fund

  • Provides $.25 per square foot of leased space for community development initiatives

  • Thus far supported computer equipment and laboratory for Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, supported job training for Poppleton residents.