The Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) is a non-profit real estate development corporation focused on neighborhood revitalization and economic development in Baltimore City.
BARCO pursues this mission by acquiring underutilized commercial and industrial properties and developing them into sustainable and affordable facilities that support the city’s creative and innovation economies.
Over the past decade, Baltimore has become a magnet for hundreds of creative young professionals. Many are attracted to the area to pursue degrees at MICA, Goucher, Johns Hopkins, Morgan, Coppin, Towson, UB, and UMBC. Others relocate to Baltimore based on the city’s strong national reputation as a collaborative, dynamic, and edgy center for contemporary and emerging arts. The city’s ample supply of affordable housing adds to its appeal.
BARCO’s mission is to provide affordable and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s growing community of artists, designers, curators, innovators, artisanal manufacturers, creative ventures, and nonprofit arts organizations.
BARCO’s focus is on the acquisition, development, leasing, and management of properties in Baltimore’s three Arts and Entertainment Districts that enable creative individuals, small businesses and organizations to work and thrive.
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BARCO's offices are located at 1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 211, Towson, MD 21204.