Last weekend, over 20 neighbors on the 2700 block of Hampden Avenue in Remington came together for a community work day. The objective? To enhance curb appeal and strengthen the block where they live.
In less than two hours, this block was transformed into a lush and vibrant space where parents feel more comfortable letting their children play. We planted nine trees and installed new porch lights on five houses. In addition, eight homeowners will receive new stained glass address plaques, courtesy of Wholly Terra in Hampden.
Earlier this year, GHCC met with residents to determine their vision for what this block could look like. Once the desired improvements were decided on, GHCC staff applied for and received a grant of $2,500 from Healthy Neighborhoods to help bring the project to fruition (2700 Hampden residents are contributing an average of $50 apiece of their own funds).
We invite you to come check out the new and improved 2700 block of Hampden Avenue. It’s a great example of the kind of collaborative efforts that strengthen neighborhoods block by block to enhance the overall quality of life in Baltimore.