The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is moving forward with expanding and enhancing the West Baltimore MARC station parking area located between Franklin and Mulberry Streets. This is the first step in rebuilding and “greening” the areas surrounding the West Baltimore MARC Station. Phase I of the project is Demolition, which began this fall to provide space for the parking expansion and community beautification efforts.
PAID JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITY -- DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 3, 2012
If you are 18 years or older with a high school diploma and you are interested in getting paid to attend a training program in Auto CAD, Carpentry, or to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL), please visit the BuildUp Program website. Please review the materials and submit an application before February 3, 2012.
PROJECT PUBLIC ARTIST TEAM CHOSEN
We are pleased to announce that William and Teresa Cochran of William Cochran Studios have been selected as the Public Artists for the site! William and Teresa were chosen in May after a formal selection process that involved a 12-member committee reviewing artists’ applications and samples of work. The committee, which featured seven West Baltimore commu¬nity members, then selected five finalists for interviews. The committee voted and felt strongly that William and Teresa would be a great fit for this project. Check out the William Cochran studio website to view some of their past projects.
PROJECT SCHEDULE UPDATE
Demolition – completed Summer 2011
Construction – begins in Summer 2012
Construction – to be completed by Fall 2013
Both Eastbound and Westbound US 40 are currently open to traffic. Please be aware of notices of possible work/closures until demolition is completed later this summer.
SIGN-UP TO JOIN THE PROJECT MAILING LIST OR SUBMIT ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, OR CONCERNS
We want to hear from residents, business owners, MARC riders, commuters, and other stakeholders about what you think about the parking expansion and community enhancements. To sign-up or ask a question: Click here.