Thursday, March 14, 2013
Efforts to ramp up Main Street revitalization are underway. What do you think will liven up Reisterstown’s historic district?
Momentum is picking up in the effort to revitalize Main Street and earn the Main Street Maryland designation. About 80 residents, business owners and elected officials met last week for a Main Street kickoff meeting, where they discussed efforts underway to earn Reisterstown’s historic district Main Street Maryland status. Attendees discussed a variety of issues, including the dim lighting on Main Street, the lack of public parking, establishing a citizens on patrol program and how to retain and expand business and attract new businesses. If you’re reading this story, you presumably live here or have some connection to the area. So tell us, what does Main Street need?
Monday, March 11, 2013
Residents, elected officials and business owners met for the Main Street kickoff on Thursday.
While it was a formal meeting, parts of the Main Street kickoff last week felt more like a rally for Reisterstown. "You really do have a terrific momentum here," said Amy Seitz, Main Street Maryland Coordinator at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The Main Street Committee held a public kickoff on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church to rally Reisterstown residents and business owners. The committee aims to earn Main Street Maryland designation—a program that offers benefits like on-site visits and design assistance, training on commercial revitalization, education about grants and loans and more. About 80 people, including Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Councilman Todd Huff and Councilwoman Vicki …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Main Street Committee in Reisterstown will hold a public meeting to get community members involved in earning this distinction on March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
A public kickoff meeting will be held March 7 to involve the larger community in an effort to secure a Main Street Maryland designation for Reisterstown's historic district. The meeting, hosted by Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee, takes place at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Life Center, at 109 Main Street in Reisterstown. The designation would bring benefits to the community such as on-site visits and design assistance from the state, training on commercial revitalization, education about grants and loans in addition to increased visibility. “Historic Reisterstown holds so much potential as a unique place to live, shop and work,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who officials say will attend the March meeting, said…
About 35 people gathered at Bubb’s Deli in Reisterstown Tuesday morning to discuss the Main Street Maryland program.
While Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee is keeping its focus on earning the town Maryland’s Main Street designation, the group wants to improve the town through any means. “We need all the ideas we can get from everyone in town,” said Calvin Reter, a member of the committee and the Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA). The Main Street Committee held a breakfast meeting with business and property owners at Bubb’s Deli on Tuesday morning. The meeting, which was attended by about 35 people, allowed the committee to give an overview of the program and its progress and served as a forum for business owners to share ideas and talk about challenges. The committee has been meeting every Monday morning at Reter’s Crab House to work on …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Reisterstown’s Main Street committee is holding a breakfast meeting for business and property owners to learn about the program and share their thoughts.
The Main Street Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26, for Main Street property and business owners to get involved in the program. The casual breakfast meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Bubb’s Deli, 21A Main Street in Reisterstown. The Main Street Committee will give an overview of its accomplishments since November, but the meeting will mainly serve as a forum for business owners to express their challenges and their vision for Main Street. The committee is working to earn official Maryland Main Street designation, which would bring benefits like on-site visits and design assistance from the state, training on commercial revitalization, education about grants and loans and more. The committee meets every Monday morning at 10 a.m…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Subcommittees have been formed to help move historic Reisterstown towards Main Street Maryland status.
Local residents looking to put Reisterstown’s Main Street on the map have formed various committees and are planning public meetings to get more community members involved. As they work towards Main Street Maryland status, the group has formed the five committees required by the state: organization, design, promotion, economic restructuring and clean, safe and green. “We’re moving along,” said Amy Mantay, western sector coordinator at the Baltimore County Department of Planning. She will act as a part-time Main Street manager for two years to help Reisterstown earn its Main Street designation. To receive the title, the Main Street committee must meet several requirements, including having a program manager for at least three years, having …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Reisterstown Improvement Association is working with Baltimore County to try to get Main Street recognized in Maryland’s state program.
Revitalizing Reisterstown’s Main Street has been an uphill battle from the start, but a little help from Baltimore County could put the area on the map. Baltimore County’s Department of Planning has assigned an employee to act as a part-time Main Street manager to help Reisterstown work its way towards Main Street Maryland status. It is the first arrangement of its kind for the county. “We’re going to try to approach as if we’re an approved town and try to follow the guidelines the other towns are following throughout the state of Maryland,” said Glenn Barnes, president of the Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA). Baltimore County has assigned Amy Mantay, western sector coordinator at the Department of Planning, to help the RIA …