This study revealed the budding Station North Arts and Entertainment District to be a promising venue to promote art and improve life in Baltimore city. Analysis of the District shows an area under considerable social and economic strain. From 1990 to 2000, the census tract that includes most of the District lost population at a rate two and half times the rate of the City's formidable loss. After an analysis of the District, Studio members came to a consensus on three goals that need to be achieved to ensure success of the Arts District. They are (1) Bring art friendly people to the Arts District; (2) Help improve conditions for existing residents; (3) Increase commercial investment.
In 2004, this report was awarded the "Outstanding Student Project Award" by the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Studio Team Members
For further information about the study, please contact:
Urban Studies and Planning Program
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742