Statement of Purpose
A diverse community of businesses & residents joining together to create a thriving shopping and dining destination.
In 2028 the Hamilton-Lauraville commercial district will be the model for the Greater Baltimore region. We achieved this unique market position by building on existing assets such as our support for community agriculture, nearby parks & nature centers and businesses who were already exploring alternative energy sources in 2008. Although we are a commercial district, we are still a green community within the city – an alternative to the neighborhoods close to the harbor and suburban malls.
The Main Street Concept
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street utilizes the Four Point Approach. Coincidentally, the four points of the Main Street approach correspond with the four forces of real estate value, which are social, political, physical, and economic. We are not overseen by the National Main Street Center and do not receive funding from them. “The four-point approach works because it gives every person a chance to be listened to, giving each a platform to do what they think is vital and important for the downtown.” Julie Irish, Program Manager, Peabody Main Street, Kansas
The National Trust Main Street Center offers a comprehensive commercial district revitalization strategy that has been widely successful in towns and cities nationwide.
Organization – Meeting date/location/time
Chair: Ellen Slusarczyk
Meetings often combined with other groups
Chair: Anne Yastremski
Meeting date/location/time: Project-driven meetings on Basecamp and in person / 5500 Harford Road, Suite 201 / 6:30
Inquire for in-person meeting dates
Chair: Shawn Gworek
Meeting date/location/time: Third Tuesday of each month / 5500 Harford Road, Suite 201 / 6:30
Chair: Kristen Mitchell
Meeting date/location/time: Third Monday of each month/ 5500 Harford Road, Suite 201 / 6:30
Interested in joining a committee? Contact Regina@HamiltonLauravilleMainStreet.org
HLMS Board Meetings
Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the HLMS office, 5500 Harford Road, 2nd floor.
Richard Marsiglia, Hamilton Vacuum
Daniel P. Doty, Attorney & Community Resident
Jim Streett, Havest Fare Supermarket
Kristen Hernandez, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts
Tom Rhodes, Zeke’s Coffee
Michael Feeley, Hamilton Bank
Jerryn J. McCray, Architect