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The Govanstowne Business Association (GBA) was established in 1980 as one of ten Retail Business Districts throughout the City of Baltimore.

The GBA district boundaries include businesses that are in the area that extends from the city/county line to 43rd street, along the York Road corridor. A portion of the mandatory Retail Business District License (RBDL) fees paid by the businesses to Baltimore City are provided to the nine RBDL districts, to be used for business promotions, to encourage shopping and for part-time staffing. Each district’s Board determines the use of these RBDL fees, so business input is requested, and participation is encouraged, in order that all voices are heard.

Proposed Legislative Change

Please attend one of the following information meetings: Wednesday, OCT. 11 – 7:00 PM Friday, OCT. 13 – 8:30 AM Junior League of Baltimore, 5902 York Road (Entrance in the back of the building)


  • Informational Meeting – Proposed Legislation

  • Informational Meeting – Proposed Legislation

  • GBA Meeting

All Business Mailing

September, 25, 2017

GBA Businesses were mailed the following documents addressing the proposed legislative changes to our commercial corridor.

Please email
if you would like a copy

Neighborhood News

Belvedere Square’s Sixth Annual “Trick or Treat at the Square” on Sunday, October 29th (1-4pm) offers a fun-filled Halloween celebration for the young and young at heart. The event is open to the public and all activities are free, with the exception of the costume contest, which has a $5 entry fee. 100% of the proceeds from the contest will benefit Govan’s Elementary.