Fall 2022 Request for Proposals - Urban Agriculture

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Invitation for Agriculture Proposals

On behalf of the City of Baltimore, the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) seeks urban agriculture proposals for City-owned land in multiple neighborhoods.

DHCD is hosting a virtual pre-proposal conference Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., to provide details on each site, proposal submission criteria, and timelines. Register now.

DHCD, in partnership with DOP, is pleased to release the City of Baltimore's first Request for Proposals (RFP) specifically for urban agriculture proposals — which can be from for-profits, non-profits, or individuals — for one or more of four potentially available city-owned sites (with a variety of sizes and conditions) scattered throughout the city which we are seeking to either lease or sell for new urban agriculture projects.  DHCD has identified several City-owned properties primed for redevelopment and is seeking formal proposals for the redevelopment of the properties listed below.

For the purposes of this offering, “Urban agriculture” means the cultivation, processing, and/or marketing of food, flowers, and other farm products, whether on a for-profit, non-profit, community-based, or individual basis. Acceptable uses may include:

  • The planting, cultivation, harvesting, maintenance, and/or distribution of fruits, flowers, vegetables, or ornamental plants;
  • Animal husbandry;
  • Aquaculture or aquaponics;
  • Agro-forestry;
  • Vineyards and wineries;
  • Agro-voltaics;
  • Horticulture;
  • Intensive production methods;
  • Structures for extended growing seasons;
  • On-site sale of produce;
  • On-site composting;
  • Environmental mitigation activities; and
  • Educational, economic development, and other community-based activities such as classes and programming

Proposals may include activities that are subject to approval by other entities, such as those that would require Animal Permits from the Baltimore City Health Department, Grading Permits from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, or Conditional Use approval from the Baltimore City Board of Municipal & Zoning Appeals. For details on rules, resources, and regulations relating to urban agriculture in Baltimore City, visit: https://www.baltimoresustainability.org/projects/baltimore-food-policy-initiative/homegrown-baltimore/urban-agriculture-2/

All submissions must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Submit now.

RFP Instructions and Details

 

Fall 2022  Urban Agriculture RFP Properties

6635 Walther and 6643 Walther
(Rosemont East)

      5002 Frederick, 110 S. Wickham &  2 S. Wickham
(Ten Hills)

6635 Walther and 6643 Walter

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5002 Frederick Avenue et al

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4727-4733 Reisterstown Road (9 VL)
(Central Park Heights)

1720-1736 Terrell Place
(Broadway East)

4727-4733 Reisterstown Road

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1720-1736 Terrell Place

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