Courtesy Bmore Media – Waverly is best known as a place to buy fresh raspberries and yellow corn Saturday mornings.
But Main Street Hats Owner Clyde Davis-El reminds us that it’s also a neighborhood where customers come as far away as upstate New York and Atlanta to buy fedoras and Panamas. Davis-El is just one of the neighborhood’s business owners who are counting on leaders to revitalize the neighborhood so it is known as a place to shop and dine, and not just the 32nd St. Farmers Market.
Waverly Main Street plans to enliven the neighborhood’s commercial district on Greenmount Avenue between 28th and 35th streets with the goal of attracting new businesses. It has hired urban design and planning firm Mahan Rykiel Associates to create a master plan for Waverly, which includes a new slogan, streetscaping and the redevelopment of key properties. The firm devised the plan in collaboration with local business owners, neighborhood associations, John Hopkins University staff and Baltimore Main Streets.
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