The Port Covington Development Team is delivering on our commitments around local hiring, supplier diversity, accessible design, workforce development, and community investments. Here are some of the highlights:
PORT COVINGTON STATS TO DATE
- 232 RFQs/RFPs have been posted for contracting opportunities
- More than $47M of work has been awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) to date
PORT COVINGTON DEVELOPMENT TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
- 20% of the residential units in Chapter 1B of Port Covington are planned to be affordable dwelling units.
- To date, more than $19 million has been funded toward our commitments under the MOU and CBA.
- The Development Team opened the UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms in 2016, which is a 30,000SF enrichment and recreation center in East Baltimore with a 10,000 SF indoor turf field, state-of-the-art STEM classroom, workforce development and entrepreneurship center, dance and yoga studios, recording studios, a neighborhood teaching kitchen, and daily programming around the year.
- The Development Team helped to facilitate JP Morgan Chase opening the first ever bank branch in Cherry Hill.
- Port Covington received the 2018 Sally Michel award from the Parks and People Foundation. Development Team members continue to sit on the working group of the Middle Branch Waterfront initiative with members of the Mayor’s office and the Director of Planning in furtherance of our dedication of public space.
- The Development Team contributed to the Gwynns Falls Trash Wheel, which will help reduce trash and debris in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
- The Development Team contributed to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to rehabilitate three homes in Mt. Winans.
- Since 2017, the Port Covington Development Team has funded 100 YouthWorks positions each year for Baltimore City youth ages 14-21.
SB7 Coalition | Port Covington Development Highlights
The SB7 Coalition and the Port Covington Development Team have been focused on fostering ongoing collaboration, community planning, and strategic partnerships. In the last four years, The Port Covington Development Team and the SB7 Coalition have hosted dozens of community events, serving thousands of Baltimore City residents. These events include:
- Workforce Development Convenings
- Thankful Thursday
- Success Fest
- Target 180 Attendance Campaign
- Winter Wonderland
- Trunk or Treat
- Flags Up Raceway
- Deep Dive Issue-based Series
- Manufacturing Bootcamp
- Meet the Makers
In addition to the above, the SB7 Coalition and the Port Covington Development Team have also partnered on the following:
- Port Covington Vendor Open Houses have brought together more than 450 business leaders and over 300 minority- and women-owned businesses to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities in the Port Covington development.
- The Port Covington Development Team has provided Technical Assistance to the SB7 Coalition to help the organization obtain 501c(3) status, create an Appropriation and Grants Committee to strategize the allocation of funding, and acquire and renovate its headquarters, amongst other things.
- The Port Covington Development Team has hosted workforce convenings with hundreds of partners and providers to prepare City residents for future employment opportunities in Port Covington.
- The Port Covington Development Team has sponsored the TARGET 180 Attendance Campaign to boost student attendance in Baltimore City schools. At Bay-Brook Elementary Middle School, attendance rates increased an average of 6% from pre-K through eighth grade. More than 4,000 students participated.
Click here to read the two-year Port Covington Impact Report, which was published in 2019.