New CCA Arts Committee
Committee Chair Ania Milo Swann
The CCA is excited to announce a new Arts Committee. Chaired by local artist and neighbor Ania Milo Swann, the committee’s mission is to enrich our community via discovering, supporting and promoting local artists. Long-term goals include creating community art events and workshops, hosting fundraisers to support neighborhood beautification projects, and organizing an annual arts festival. Come get creative! Artists of all genres—professional or hobbyists—art lovers, and anyone else interested in using their imagination and making new friends, please contact Ania to join. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCA Transportation Committee
Committee Chair Elliott Plack
The CCA Transportation Committee helps Canton residents improve their quality of life—namely, parking and getting to and from work and other areas. We also review "Multi-Modal Transportation Solutions," ideas that incorporate multiple methods of transportation to calm traffic patterns, alleviate congestion, and increase parking options. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Broom Factory at 3500 Boston Street. For more info, email email@example.com.
CCA EDC Update
Committee Chair Doug Kaufman
The Canton Community Association’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) works with the Baltimore City Department of Planning to support reasonable, scalable development in Canton that is in compliance with its guidelines. The EDC also monitors and, when necessary, intervenes on behalf of the community with respect to pending liquor license transfers and renewals and applications for live entertainment and outdoor seating conditional use permits. The EDC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All are welcome. Any questions or comments should be directed to the new EDC Chair, Doug Kaufman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the most recent meeting, the EDC discussed two proposals for signage and facade improvements for Safeway (2610 Boston Street) and the second phase of Canton Crossing (3501 Boston Street). Both items were supported and the EDC has the plans for both projects if anyone would like to see them. The EDC also discussed a second floor conditional office use in 1000 S. Highland (Goddard School site 1000 S. Highland Ave.) for the property owner. The EDC is still researching the request and speaking with neighbors before coming to a decision.
CCA Public Safety Committee Update
Committee Chair Joe Koehler
The CCA recently established a Public Safety Committee to develop short- and long-term initiatives to improve public safety in our community, including emergency preparedness, fire/EMS, and crime. As part of the plan, the committee hosts monthly COP Walks (Citizens on Patrol) during which neighbors meet with local BPD officers with the goal of improving neighborhood visibility and promoting safety in Canton. The next COP Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. It will start and end at The Chasseur at 3328 Foster Avenue.
The Committee partners with the Southeast Public Safety Task Force, Major Hood, and the CitiWatch Partnership to increase the number of registered security cameras, both residential and commercial, in Canton. To register a camera, visit https://crime.baltimorecity.gov/citiwatch-community-partnerships.
Every home and commercial property should be equipped with exterior lighting on all sides that are exposed to streets and alleys. Lighting increases safer places for pedestrians and aids to decrease break-ins and robberies.
The committee is looking for community members to join the team to help lead projects or to become block captains to increase communication among neighbors and help create safer and cleaner environments in our neighborhood.
The Public Safety committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All are welcome! For more information on the Canton COP Walks, or to join the CCA Public Safety Committee, contact Joe Koehler at email@example.com.