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The Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street Program is a community-based commercial revitalization project of Baltimore Main Streets, which provides customized support and public resources to designated neighborhood business districts. Forged within the crucible of segregation, the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor was a vibrant collection of commerce and culture, the center of Baltimore’s African-American community, and home to some of Baltimore’s greatest citizens, such as Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, and Thurgood Marshall. The New Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street Program works with dedicated volunteers, interns, fellows, and staff to implement the five-point approach of a Main Street, which are: branding and identity, clean, safe, and green, design, economic development, and organizational sustainability. Leveraging our local assets of architectural and cultural heritage will build a sustainable and complete community and preserve a legacy for future generations.

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