Citizens of Pigtown
We have Park & Recs coming out to tell everyone about the new & exciting summer programs at Carroll Park and give us some updates on the construction with our new/renovated Rec Center at Carroll Park. There are good things happening at Carroll Park this Summer, make sure you join us!
I've put together a survey for everyone regarding the casino. The survey will address the 1st year plan and the creation of a 5 year plan of how Pigtown would like the Community Impact Money Spent in the area and through Pigtown. Please bring your reasonable idea0/projects and expectations to the meeting, and positive outlooks. I know not everyone is thrilled the casino is coming but there isn't anything that can be done to stop the casino so lets make sure Pigtown benefits as much as possible.
The last section of the meeting will be on safety, while our crime numbers have gone down across the board, we've had crime we've never seen before in Pigtown. And we are extremely saddened by the arson that occurred at the Zips Dry Cleaners last month. We hope the owners of Zips are willing to stay in Pigtown, and it will take approx. 8 months for cleanup. We ask everyone to be vigilant in keeping an eye out for crime and if you don't report it the police department doesn't know there is an issue. You can report anonymously and the city has a created a website where you can report crimes without the need of a police officer and obtain a police report. This is to be utilized for simple crimes like stolen items from your back yard of which you don't feel is necessary to call the police but still need to be reported. Also if you have a smart phone, please down load the 311 app, all 311 requests can be made anonymous and the app provides updates, picture uploads and GPS pinpoints.
New events: June 1st is the 1st annual Pigtown Spring Festival by Pigtown Main Street
anyone interested in vending or volunteering please let us know!
We are also looking at doing a joint movie night with our neighbors Ridgley's Delight this coming July. We'd love everyone to come out!
The LDC casino meeting is Thursday June 27th at 630 at the Sharpeleadenhall Baptist Church. These meetings are open to the public and there is a question and answer session at the end, I encourage everyone to attend.
The Baltimore LDC website is:
This website has all the documents presented at the LDC meetings, including the traffic studies, the environmental studies and computer mock ups of the new casino. The traffic Studies are now posted, please check them out and let COP know what you think.
We are looking for some new faces at the Southern District Police Community Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month. The meetings start at 7pm and food is usually ready by 645pm. The next meeting is Thursday June 16th at the police station across from Harbor Hospital, 10 Cherry Hill Road.
On the corner of W Hamburg & Ostend Street for Log Beautification. We will be discussing the plans and community involvement at the April meeting.