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The Sustainable Communities Program

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Renewing Overlea

Sustainable Community Designation

The Baltimore County Department of Planning is working with the Overlea community to renew the Hillendale/Parkville/Overlea Sustainable Community Designation. The Sustainable Communities Program is a place-based designation awarded to local government by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

The program offers a comprehensive package of resources that support holistic strategies for community development, revitalization and sustainability. Obtaining the designation opens eligibility for state programs and resources, such as Community Legacy and the Strategic Demolition Fund.

Community members can learn more about opportunities to participate and find updates on the renewal process’ progress at The Dundalk and Reisterstown communities are also working with the Department of Planning to renew their designations this summer. Department of Planning staff members are encouraging our community members to send question and/or comments to

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