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Senate Bill to Provide Incentives for Supermarkets to Move into Baltimore’s “Food Deserts”

Check out this blog post, written by a Community Law Center volunteer, about the Senate Bill authorizing a tax credit in Baltimore City for supermarkets that move into the city’s most food-insecure neighborhoods.

Posted in Baltimore, Tax, Uncategorized, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Sustainability Through Side Yards

Guest Post by Robin Jacobs, Director, Strategic Legal Services Projects, Community Law Center Urban agriculture opportunities come in many forms, but perhaps one of the most prevalent ones is simply right before us: in our yards.  Many people take great … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Land Use, Property Law, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Vacant Lots | Tagged |

Urban Agriculture Property Tax Credit in Baltimore City: First Reader Committee Meeting at City Hall

In a public hearing before the Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee, members of Baltimore’s City Council heard discussion about the proposed Council Bill 14-0420 to implement an urban agriculture property tax credit. Councilmember William “Pete” Welch and others introduced … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Property Law, Tax, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Greening the Rooftops in Baltimore City

As the summer heats up and the rain continues to pour down, you may be thinking about how to cool your house and reduce rainwater runoff. Green roofs (also called living roofs) are a great option to help keep pollutants … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Land Use, Urban Agriculture Law Project |

Maryland State Legislature Passes New Urban Agriculture Tax Credit Bill

On April 5, 2014, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Property Tax Credit – Urban Agricultural Property” bill authorizing Maryland counties and the City of Baltimore to implement a property tax credit for urban land used for agricultural purposes. The … Continue reading

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Proposed Zoning Code Amendment Tries to Weigh Community Input with More Extensive Community Gardens

In February 2014, Baltimore City Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke introduced an amendment to the proposed Zoning Code Rewrite, which may have an impact on community gardens and urban farmers throughout the city. The proposed zoning code, without the amendment, provides … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Land Use, Urban Agriculture Law Project, Zoning |

Baltimore City’s newly adopted urban agriculture policy.

In November 2013, the Baltimore City Planning Commission adopted Baltimore City’s first urban agriculture plan. The plan’s stated purpose is “to increase the production, distribution, sales, and consumption of locally grown food within Baltimore.” Check out the text of the … Continue reading

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New adopted animal regulations for Baltimore City!

Baltimore City Health Department’s Animal Control Program has released the final version of their updated 2013 animal regulations. See the the final regulations here: AC Reg – Wild Exotic Hybrid Animals – September 26, 2013. A few highlights from the updated … Continue reading

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New Draft Animal Regulations for Baltimore City!

Baltimore City recently released a draft set of updated regulations for urban animal husbandry. AC Reg – Wild Exotic Hybrid Animals – August 2013 – DRAFT FOR COMMENT (3) Above is a link to the draft regulations. Comments are due … Continue reading

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Updated explanation of the Adopt-A-Lot/Power in Dirt program.

Recently, we have come to understand more about how Baltimore City manages its Adopt-A-Lot program; therefore, we’ve updated our Adopt-a-Lot/Power in Dirt explanation to reflect our new understanding. Adopted Lot v. Community Managed Open Space: There are two overlapping categories … Continue reading

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Cathy Kratovil, Elmwood-Belmar Park Community Association