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.
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 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.