Revitalizing Reisterstown Main Street
For many years, the Reisterstown community has been working diligently to address the vacant gas stations and blight at 525, 534, 600 and 601 Main St. and the vacant 7-Eleven at 558 Main St. I’m proud to stand with the community in this effort and use the resources at my disposal to hold the owners of these properties as responsible and accountable for upkeep and maintenance as possible
In the 10 months since I’ve taken office, we’ve partnered with the Chartley Homeowners Association, Reisterstown Improvement Association and residents to make improvements. Working with community and property owner at 601 Main St., we were able to help facilitate the removal of the overgrown weeds at the corner of the property a few weeks ago.
Additionally, Code Enforcement has been performing regular maintenance at 525, 534, 558 and 600 Main St. to check for tall grass, illegal dumping and other code violations.
And on Wednesday, Sept. 18, we arranged an on-site meeting between my office, several Baltimore County agencies and the community to discuss how we can continue building on this momentum.
Many thanks to director of Permits, Approvals and Inspections Mike Mallinoff, chief of Code Enforcement Lionel Van Dommelen, inspector Dave Kirby, Department of Planning western sector planner Bill Skibinski, business development representative Jessica Normington and District 2 outreach coordinator Michelle Bernstein of County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s office for attending and being part of the solution.
While we still have a long way to go, these actions have helped put us on a path toward revitalizing this critical stretch of Main Street.