Sandtown-Winchester / Self-Motivated Community

The Baltimore Empowerment Zone extends over 6.8 square miles, covering three separate areas of east, west, and south Baltimore, and containing over 50,000 people and 2,000 businesses. The Empowerment Zone area covers 25 census tracts. The neighborhoods that make up the Empowerment Zone include: East Harbor, Historic East Baltimore, Harlem Park / Lafayette Square, Poppleton, Sandtown-Winchester, and Washington Village of Baltimore City. 


Also known as the Self-Motivated Community, this area is one of the Empowerment Zone's largest and includes the Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street and Renaissance area.  The boundary lines are located south of Gwynn Falls Parkway, east of Reisterstown Road, Pennsylvania Avenue and Fremont Avenue, north of Lafayette Avenue, east of Fulton Avenue, south of Laurens Street between Fulton Avenue and Mount Street, east of Mount Street, north of North Avenue and east of the Western Maryland Railroad tracks.


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