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City Partnership

Mount Vernon residents, businesses and cultural institutions, together with the Department of Recreation and Parks, envision Mount Vernon Place as public space worthy of its status as a National Historic Landmark District.

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To achieve this aspiration, the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy has entered into a partnership agreement with the Department of Recreation and Parks to create a model for what can be achieved with combined resources and coordination.

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The Mount Vernon Place Restoration and Services Agreement was approved by Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on April 11, 2012 for a period of five years.  It will renew automatically unless terminated by either party.

The Agreement authorizes MVPC to oversee the restoration of Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument which will occur over a period of several years.  Aside from the restoration, MVPC will maintain and manage Mount Vernon Place on a day-to-day basis. MVPC is permitted to support its work in the parks with concessions and vending. To protect its improvement, MVPC is allowed to attach special conditions to any city use permit for Mount Vernon Place.

The Agreement does not supersede or supplement the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) approval process; it conveys no approvals or consent, implied or otherwise, to proceed with design or construction.

CHAP must approve all aspects of the plan before moving ahead with design and construction. In addition, MVPC must obtain a Developer’s Agreement before beginning any construction within the park.  A Developer’s Agreement is a building permit to work on City-owned property.

 

Adobe-Reader Agreement between MVPC and the City of Baltimore

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