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Welcome to Charles Village
      A Great Place to Live, Work, Study, and Play


NCV PUD City Council Ordinance

Community Introduction

Panel Presentation, Q&A


Thursday, October 6, 7pm

SS. Philip & James Church Hall, 2801 N. Charles Street


Info: Sandy Sparks, Chair, CVCA Land Use Committee,

See the Summer issue of The Charles Villager for background introduction.

Calvert Street Green Memorial Benches

Honor the Life and Service of Reggie Parker

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CVCA is asking for the community's help in funding a memorial to Reggie Parker, a community activist, Charles Village booster, volunteer and CVCA board member.


Around the corner from the beautiful new 26th Street Green, the Charles Village Civic Association moved the overgrown and derelict original iron B&O/CSX fence back 13 feet from the sidewalk to create the new Calvert Street Green, a welcoming community place to relax and watch the trains as they travel the mid-Atlantic corridor. Simple, sustainable landscaping, benches atop newly constructed brick pads and interpretive signage explaining the history and importance of this corridor all contribute to a meaningful new asset to south Charles Village.


The two benches will be a memorial to Reggie, who worked tirelessly with local businesses and community groups to ensure that Charles Village was a neighborhood that welcomed and supported all its residents.


Your donations will be used to fund the purchase and installation of the two benches that will be placed on the brick pads, one on the east side of Calvert Street on the Green and the other across the street next to the 26th Street Playground.

Mission of the CVCA

The Charles Village Civic Association (CVCA) works to preserve, enhance, and promote quality of life in the greater Charles Village community. 


Through partnerships, events, information, and advocacy, CVCA ensures that community voices and priorities are recognized.

About Charles Village

Charles Village is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood in north-central Baltimore.  Painted Lady home fronts are a well-known and charming characteristic of the neighborhood. Beginning in the 1890s, Charles Village was developed as Baltimore’s first garden suburb with front yards, handsome brick rowhouses with flat facades or porch fronts, and apartment buildings.  Charles Village/Abell were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. 

Charles Village is home to such institutions as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. 


In addition to our tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens, and community-supported public schools, residents enjoy shopping at the 32nd Street Farmers Market and relaxing in Wyman Park Dell. 


The Village Learning Place, 29th Street Community Center, Charles Village Rec League, Enoch Pratt Library Waverly Branch, and numerous churches further enrich our wonderful community. 

Restaurants, retail stores, and service businesses are expanding to make Charles Village ever more convenient and vibrant.  In 2008, the American Planning Association designated Charles Village as one of 10 Great Places: Neighborhoods in America

Charles Village is honored to include multiple, smaller neighborhoods within its general boundaries. Abell, Harwood, Barclay, and Old Goucher each contribute their unique energy to our community tapestry. Residents frequently overlap and collaborate with nearby communities of Waverly, Better Waverly, East Baltimore, Charles North, Remington, Oakenshawe, and beyond!

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