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EV Charger installation requested for 2203 Park Ave

November 3, 2021

City Council Bill (20-0573) was passed to grant a franchise to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BG&E) to install, operate, and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Baltimore City right-of-way and park properties. PABC works with BG&E to identify locations for EV charging stations that fit a number of criteria including being publicly accessible at all times and having minimal impacts on parking.

The new EV charging station location that they would like to install is on either side of the grassy median near 2203 Park Ave. A resident of Reservoir Hill had requested an EV charging station in the area, and BG&E, PABC, and Baltimore City Parks and Rec worked together to find a viable Reservoir Hill location. PABC believes 2203 Park Ave is a good location for EV chargers because it affords 24/7 access, it is near interstate 83, it is in an area of high residential density (where many residents do not have a garage or parking pad to use for home charging), and it is within an Equity Zone (one of the census tracts within the city that is in the lowest quartile for household median income).

The chargers will take up four car-lengths of currently unregulated parking, two spaces along the east side of the median and two spaces along the west side of the median.

The 2001 Park Avenue Property Opinion Survey Results & Summary

March 31, 2019

The following pages include an executive summary, explanation, and results of the 2001 PARK AVENUE PROPERTY OPINION SURVEY(“Survey”) of residents and owners of properties in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City. The Survey pertains to the prospective sale and use of 2001 Park Avenue in the Mount Royal Terrace Historic District of Reservoir Hill, also known as the Birckhead Estate, the Bond House, and the Seaman’s Home based on past owners in its 227-year history. The Survey was requested by Baltimore City Councilman Leon Pinkett after the neighborhood learned of, and responded to, the City’s intention to sell the Mansion and its ~2-acre property in its prominent location at the top of a hill on Park Avenue.

Traffic Pattern Changes Will Soon Occur Along Druid Park Lake Drive

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that traffic patterns will soon be implemented along Druid Park Lake Drive as work begins on phase three of the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) finished water tank construction at Druid Lake. The DPW thanks residents impacted by this traffic change for their patience as the Department nears completion of this water protection project.

DPW Announces Changes to the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan

Friday, September 11, 2020

Extended Hours and New Locations for Community Collection Recycling Centers
Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced the findings of the assessment of the Community Collection Centers for recycling locations under the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan.

Preserving homeownership opportunities without off-street parking requirements

Monday, August 3, 2020

This letter comes from the leaders of six Baltimore City neighborhood associations as a follow-up to the Planning Department’s Webex meeting on June 15. At that meeting, you challenged us to come up with a way of protecting homeownership in center city neighborhoods without relying on requirements for off-street parking. This letter proposes such a way.

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