From Dollar House Programs to Vacants to Value Strategies

From Dollar House Programs to Vacants to Value Strategies: Reinventing Baltimore’s Urban Neighborhoods

September 29th, 2012 :: 8:30 am – 3:00pm

Old Otterbein Church
112 West Conway Street,
Baltimore 21201

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Stirling Street Dollar House Homesteaders cover Travel and Leisure, Aug. 1978 courtesy of CHAP Archives

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) will host a day-long symposium, From Dollar House Programs to Vacants to Value Strategies: 40 years of Reinventing Baltimore’s Urban Neighborhoods September 29, 2012 at the Old Otterbein Church, , Baltimore 21201. This public event will examine past government programs which successfully spurred revitalization of Baltimore’s historic communities and consider how the lessons learned from those programs continue to be relevant today. For more information on the history and development of the programs click here.

On September 29th, the morning symposium will feature speakers Paul Graziano, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development; Robert Embry, now President of the Abell Foundation, who conceived and nurtured the Dollar House program for Baltimore; Jack Lapides, who was instrumental in providing government support; and Mark Sissman, who leads Baltimore’s Healthy Neighborhoods program, another successful model for community revitalization. In the afternoon, participants will take a guided bus tour to visit the Otterbein, Barre Circle, Stirling Street, Federal Hill and others neighborhoods.

The event costs $25 for individuals, $15 for students with valid student id, and $75 for architects and planners who anticipate using the symposium’s CEU. The admission charge will include printed and web-based materials, lunch, and the bus tour. Registration will be limited to 150 persons. Prior registration is required for attendance.

For more information click here or contact Tracey Clark at baf@baltimorearchitecture.org or call (410) 539-7772

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Schedule of Events

Time Activity

8:30 AM

Registration

9:00 AM

Welcome by Jack Lapides, former State Senator who was instrumental in the development of the Dollar House Program

9:15 AM

Bob Embry, President, The Abell Foundation, who developed and implemented Baltimore’s Dollar House program, will discuss the Dollar House Program-its history, the way it worked, and its successes.

9:45 AM

Mark Sissman, Director of the Baltimore’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program, will discuss the philosophy behind that program, how it works, and its successes.

10:15 AM

Paul Graziano, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development. will discuss the goals of the Vacants to Value program, its policies and procedures, its successes to date and continuing challenges.

10:45 AM

Opportunity for the audience to write down questions for the panel.

11:00 AM

Panel discussion moderated by Charlie Duff. Displays will be set up there for review.

12:00PM

Brown Bag Lunch served

12:30PM

Guided walk through Otterbein Neighborhood on way to tour buses

1:00 PM

Three buses leave for tour of neighborhoods. Tour guides on buses are Charlie Duff, David Gleason AIA, Walter Schamu, FAIA

3:00 PM

Buses return to Otterbein

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsors:

The Abell Foundation
Goldseker Foundation

Hord Coplan Macht
Southway Builders, Inc
Ziger Snead Architects

 

Co-Sponsors:

AIA Baltimore

Baltimore City Department of Planning 

Baltimore Heritage 

Jubilee Baltimore, Inc

Neighborhood Design Center