Vision Plan Research

These documents went into the formation of the SWP Vision Plan.

Commercial Development

Commercial Development Study by CLUE (Community Land Use and Economics Group. A professional study of the SWP area, including market gaps, potential businesses to take advantage of local purchasing, and suggested commercial development strategies.

A Toolkit for Commercial Revitalization on West Baltimore Street. This toolkit, created by the Historic Preservation Studio at the University of Maryland College Park. This toolkit offers a history if West Baltimore Street, a guide to building types, and information on incentives available for the revitalization of historic commercial buildings.

Design a Public Market, Socially: A process of transformation in Hollins Market. A thesis project by Peggy Liao, a Masters in Social Design Student at MICA. It provides perspectives on Hollins Market from the points of view of the management, merchants, and community members and offers ideas about how to build connections and relationships between the Market and the community in order to strengthen the Market.

Housing Development

Housing Market Analysis by Zimmerman and Volk. A professional study of the housing market in the SWP area, which includes information on city and regional housing markets and attracting new residents to the area.

Historic Preservation

A Toolkit for Commercial Revitalization on West Baltimore Street. This toolkit, created by the Historic Preservation Studio at the University of Maryland College Park, offers information about the history of buildings and the community on West Baltimore Street, a guide to evaluating the condition and historic character of buildings, and information about resources available for the renovation and preservation of historic buildings.

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