We work to revitalize Dundalk. Every day.
Dundalk Renaissance is a non-profit 501 (c)3 community development organization dedicated to revitalizing greater Dundalk. Our mission is to mobilize people to invest in greater Dundalk’s neighborhoods, economy, and quality of life. We were formed in 2001 by a steering committee of volunteers leading a broad-based, community planning process and are a certified Maryland Main Street community and a Community Housing Development Organization. Our work is supported by government and private grants, sponsorships, individual donations and bequests, and many, many partnerships and volunteer hours.
Dundalk’s time is now – the community is growing and changing!
Tradepoint Atlantic is creating a multi-use logistics and manufacturing hub and renewing the economic importance of Sparrows Point. They have created 5,000 new jobs so far, and undertaken 337 acres of development activity in 2018 alone. State and County investment is building new schools and improved parks. New and renovated housing and commercial properties, and new retail, shopping and restaurant options are all signs of a stronger Dundalk and optimism on all fronts.
How do we at Dundalk Renaissance make a difference? Focused persistence.
Our approach builds on our community’s strengths, including 43 miles of waterfront, affordable home ownership opportunities, a walkable National Register Historic District, and close proximity to Baltimore City, major highways, and employers. We capitalize on current trends and seek to influence investment decisions made by business, developers, government, and individuals.
To maximize our impact, since 2017, we have sought to target as many of our resources as possible along the Dundalk Avenue corridor. Within this corridor, for 2019-20, our funding and staff are dedicated to implementing programs in five Focus Neighborhoods: Graceland Park (City and County sides), St. Helena (City and County sides), Old Dundalk, Dun-Logan, and Turner Station. We also work to grow new businesses at The Forge and strengthen the Historic Dundalk Town Center commercial area adjacent to these neighborhoods. We limit the geography of our projects to make visible, concrete changes with limited resources.
We believe in partnerships and collaboration, and recognize that we can accomplish far more by working together. No one entity can do it all, and we welcome opportunities to partner and support others’ endeavors to make Dundalk the best it can be.