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Projects & Programs

The GBA initiates and supports many efforts along the York Road corridor each year.  GBA Projects and Programs range from corridor beautification, marketing and promoting businesses, and participating in Strategic Planning for the area.

GBA began a new program in 2011 to provide and install a planter (or two) in front of our businesses – for added Curb Appeal! To maintain a sense of continuity along the corridor, we have selected a strong, durable plastic planter material in two shapes and two colors.  Plantings will include an evergreen in the center, around which annuals will be planted for color and interest.  Consider joining the many businesses that have participated so far.

The GBA co-sponsored with Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University a study by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  This study is part of a collaborative effort to develop an overall strategy for the York Road Corridor.  In addition to the GBA, Loyola, and Notre Dame, key partners include Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), and the York Road Partnership (YRP).  The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) was conducted in July 2013. Click here for a presentation of their findings.

The GBA prints a Community Resource Guide and Directory that is distributed to local residents and businesses along the York Road corridor.  To view the 2013-2014 Guide click here.

The GBA maintains many landmarks through out the York Road Corridor.  Current efforts include the maintenance of the Curran Memorial Clock Tower at the intersection of York Road and Woodbourne Avenue and the Bellona Triangle.  Along York Road, drivers and pedestrians will recognize the “Welcome to Govanstowne” banners on nearly 50 light poles that are funded by the GBA.  During the holiday season, the GBA has nearly 50 holiday bows installed along York Road.

The Govanstowne Farmer’s Market is in its third year.  The GBA is a proud sponsor of the Market and has been a key partner since its inception in 2011.  The Govanstowne Farmer’s Market seeks to provide the York Road community of north Baltimore City with produce that is affordable, fresh, and local.  The Market is open for the 2013 season every Wednesday until September 11, from 3pm to 7pm in the Loyola’s Public Safety and Motor Pool Parking Lot (5104 York Road).  Click here for a list of vendors and details.

The GBA has been an active sponsor in the Community and has supported numerous projects and local organizations.  Recent events have included the second annual Safety Summit, Mayor’s Clean Up Day, and the Greening Project at Govans Elementary School in partnership with the Junior League of Baltimore.  Please email us if you would like the GBA to consider your project.