Putting Baltimore’s Opportunity Zones in Context

Blog post by Seema Iyer
February 22, 2019

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance   (Baltimore)

From the vantage of the communities that BNIA has been working with in Baltimore, every community wants on the one hand to continuously attract investment and development but on the other hand be able to have an equal voice with respect to how that can happen over the long term. BNIA is working with communities to better understand the data that developers and investors are also looking at to advocate for changes that will empower them to be equal partners in the vision for their neighborhoods that development could help implement.

To help connect the stakeholders interested in Opportunity Zones (OZ) and Baltimore's Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund (NIIF), BNIA created an interactive mapping tool that can help anyone see where Baltimore’s OZ’s are in relation to the NIIF areas, community indicators in the Vital Signs report and active Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that can help bring forward the neighborhoods objectives.