Mission & History


The mission of the YRP is to promote the vitality of Baltimore City’s York Road community as a desirable urban environment in which to live, shop, work and worship.


5104It was in the summer of 1995 that the York Road Partnership came together. The concerned residents, businesses, organizations, and institutions worked to form what we now call the YRP. Our founders created three Action Groups— Residential, York Road, and Economic Development—as well as a list of short and long-term goals with time frames. Residential issues brought up to be targeted included traffic, crime, drugs, and neighborhood deterioration. Trash, street cleaning, loitering, liquor license violations, and open air markets were among the York Road concerns. Topics under Economic Development were support for local businesses and a proposed study of the York Road Corridor.

Today, these Action Groups have developed into 5 Committees:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Business Engagement
  • Public Safety
  • Youth Development
  • Public Space & Greening

Now, more than 20 years later, we are continuing work and making steady progress towards these many goals. We strive each day to make this York Road community a better one in which to live, work, and play.