South Baltimore 7 Coalition Opens New Headquarters in Brooklyn

| June 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the South Baltimore 7 Coalition (SB7) opened its new headquarters at 205 E. Patapsco Ave. in Brooklyn. SB7 renovated a former 2,100 sq. ft. dental office on 7,875 sq. ft. of land into its new office.

This nonprofit organization, which represents the Baltimore Peninsula and the six South Baltimore communities south of the development, “works to empower and support the South Baltimore region through the distribution of funding, community projects and other initiatives aimed at improving quality of life.”

SB7 was created from a community benefits agreement with the Baltimore Peninsula Development Team, formerly known as the Port Covington Development Team. This agreement unlocks more than $20 million into the represented communities, which include Cherry Hill, Brooklyn, Mount Winans, Lakeland, Westport, Curtis Bay, and Baltimore Peninsula.

The location of the new headquarters was chosen because of its accessibility to all seven communities. Construction of the building was aided by MAG Partners of the Port Covington Development Team and contractor Whiting-Turner. A $100,000 community bond was secured for the renovation by State Senate President Bill Ferguson, who represents South Baltimore in Annapolis.

“The opening of our headquarters is a tremendous milestone as we continue working to uplift South Baltimore,” said SB7 Executive Director Michael Middleton in a press release. “Our communities are united around the common goal of making South Baltimore a strong and prosperous region for all, and now this mission has a new home.”

“We’re incredibly proud to be a partner in the SB7 Coalition, and grateful for the ability to support the critical work the organization does in South Baltimore,” said Chenire Carter, director of community and experiences at MAG Partners, in a press release. “The new headquarters will serve as an important space for SB7 staff and South Baltimore as a whole, allowing us to advance our shared mission of strengthening and empowering the community.”

“I’m honored to have been able to help make the vision for this new headquarters a reality,” said State Senator Ferguson in a press release. “SB7’s efforts are critical to the future of South Baltimore, and I look forward to the impactful work the organization will be enabled to carry out through their new facility.”

“When we come together we can build strong and healthy communities, and SB7 is exemplary of how powerful we can be as a united front,” said Baltimore Councilmember Phylicia Porter in a press release. “I have no doubt the new SB7 headquarters will be a conduit of positive change in our communities and lift up all of our neighbors.”

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