BALTIMORE - A new venture is taking off in Baltimore that officials said is all about growth and involves two universities, businesses and several neighborhoods.
Penn-North, one of the focal points for unrest in Baltimore last April, is becoming the village center of a public-private collaboration. Under the sign indicating a pharmacy heavily damaged by fire during the turmoil is coming back came the announcement of Innovation Village, the organizers calling it an opportunity zone.
"This has to benefit all of the residents. Not some residents, all of the residents," said Richard May, with the Mount Royal Community Development Corp. "Every person should be able to have a job, to have access to the jobs and have a job that can pay a living wage and create opportunities for their household and their community." See Full Story