the Neighborhood Design Center



August 17, 2019

Curtis Bay Community’s Inner Circle Project

In Curtis Bay, organizers with United Workers, students from Benjamin Franklin High School, and members of the Curtis Bay community have been working on a community-built gathering space on a formerly vacant lot in this residential neighborhood. Throughout the 2018-19 school year, NDC worked with a team of students to research, do outreach, create a vision, prototype and build interventions on this green space. In spring 2019, the project garnered funding from the Greater Baybrook Alliance, and with the good will and hard work of many, the space is taking form. These photos show the Inner Circle lot in action, at a Memorial Day community celebration and work day. Project leads include Meleny Thomas, Greg Sawtell and Destiny Watford, and partners include Nicole Fabricant and Melissa Holler of Towson University.

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