Fall 2022 Request for Proposals - Urban Agriculture
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;
- Vineyards and wineries;
- 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/
Fall 2022 Urban Agriculture RFP Properties
6635 Walther and 6643 Walther
5002 Frederick, 110 S. Wickham & 2 S. Wickham
4727-4733 Reisterstown Road (9 VL)
1720-1736 Terrell Place