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Baltimore seeks arts and entertainment district improvements

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a plan Friday that she says will strengthen the city’s three arts and entertainment districts.

A work group released a report with 27 recommendations on how to improve the 13-year-old Arts & Entertainment Districts program. That program has resulted in the Bromo Seltzer Tower area, Highlandtown and Station North as being designated districts.

The recommendations include incentives to preserve existing art spaces, creating flexible code and zoning variances to encourage more “pop up” spaces and better communication about tax incentives in these areas.

“I am pleased that the working group has identified specific ways to help them continue to grow and thrive, and I look forward to enjoying many more years of creative and innovative experiences with the artists who are making these neighborhoods their home,” Rawlings-Blake said in a news release.

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