Miller's Court: An Enterprise Impact Case Study
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:
- Create high-quality affordable housing for teachers in a supportive community environment, improving teacher retention and, ultimately, benefiting Baltimore’s schoolchildren.
- Create shared nonprofit office space, providing opportunities for organizational growth and collaboration.
- 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.
- 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.