Miller's Court: An Enterprise Impact Case Study

2015
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Lindsay Duerr
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Summary
This study by Enterprise uses a combination of survey data, interviews, economic analysis and census data to evaluate the success of the award-winning Miller’s Court redevelopment project in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood.
Description

In 2006, Seawall Development Company undertook the redevelopment of a vacant manufacturing building in the heart of Remington, a blighted Baltimore neighborhood. With a mission focused on revitalizing a community and benefiting Baltimore’s public schools, the newly formed development company launched the Miller’s Court project with four ambitious goals:

  1. Create high-quality affordable housing for teachers in a supportive community environment, improving teacher retention and, ultimately, benefiting Baltimore’s schoolchildren.
  2. Create shared nonprofit office space, providing opportunities for organizational growth and collaboration.
  3. Spark revitalization in the surrounding Remington neighborhood, an area that experienced decades of high vacancy, disinvestment and had a reputation as a crime-ridden area.
  4. Generate economic activity and create new jobs in a low-income community. In June 2015, Miller's Court won the prestigious Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.

Has the project achieved its goals? This study by Enterprise Community Partners -- one of the project's funders -- uses a combination of survey data, interviews, economic analysis and census data to evaluate the success of Miller’s Court in achieving its mission.

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