Roland Park Tree Program

Several years ago, Roland Park resident Al Copp started a program to increase and improve the aging tree canopy in Roland Park. Working with Baltimore City, the Roland Park Civic League and the Community Foundation, Al established a program to plant free trees in the neighborhood. Sadly, we lost Al Copp to illness earlier this […]

RPCL joined a Request for Judicial Review of the Overlook at Roland Park PUD

On July 21st, 2017 Hap Cooper and Chris McSherry met with Mayor Catherine Pugh to ask her to veto the PUD legislation that was passed by the City Council to allow the construction of the Overlook at Roland Park. The mayor was not willing to do that and she signed the legislation that same day. […]

Cycle Track Update – October 15, 2017

Roland Park Civic League representatives met with representatives of the Baltimore Department of Transportation on September 18 to discuss restoring curbside parking on Roland Avenue. We posted an update on the discussion on our website and on NextDoor. There have been no further developments since the September 18 meeting with DOT, but we are working […]

DOT Report Released; Next Civic League Meeting

Attached is the DOT Roland Ave Study (Draft). This issue and others will be discussed at our next Civic League Board Meeting October 4, 2017, see Agenda; all are welcome to attend. Note the new temporary location for these meetings is North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Avenue (at Oakdale) the first Wednesday of each month, 7-9PM. Contact a […]

Cycle Track: Next Steps

by Hap Cooper BOTTOM LINE: Representatives of the RPCL Board met with Michelle Pourciau, the new Director of the Department of Transportation (DDOT), and her staff to request restoration of curbside parking along Roland Avenue with a wider, safer bike lane.  Mrs. Pourciau was very receptive and suggested that our two teams stay in contact […]

Roland Park Civic League Meetings temporarily relocated

During construction at the Presbyterian Church, the September 2017 through April 2018 meetings of the Civic League will be held at the North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Ave. Meetings will be held at the regular time (first Wednesday of the month, 7 PM.)  For dates, times and locations of RPCL meetings, please visit the Community […]

Volunteer Opportunities in Roland Park

Roads & Maintenance is in need of a new representative for Plat 2. If you’re not sure which Plat you live in, consult our Plat Map or contact Beth Hayes in the Roland Park office. Requirements for Plat reps are: – your own property is under covenant, – you use a computer, – you are willing […]

2017 4th of July Parade in Roland Park

Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Annual Roland Park Parade, from 10-12 on Tuesday, July 4. The parade will start in front of the library with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and some words from our elected officials. Then we will parade down Roland Avenue behind the local fire truck to […]

Please Contact the Mayor on the Overlook PUD Bill

From the Civic League President: Although we were hopeful, on Monday the City Council approved the PUD Bill for the Overlook at Roland Park development. It took less than 2 minutes and there was no discussion. Now the bill goes to Mayor Catherine Pugh to sign or veto- she can sign it at any time. […]

Community Gathering for Overlook PUD – June 19th 7:30 AM

COMMUNITY GATHERING TOMORROW MORNING June 19th 0730 Northern Pkwy and Falls Road. Following is an urgent message from Hap Cooper, President of the Roland Park Civic League Dear Roland Park Neighbors,Good Evening–I hope everyone is enjoying Father’s Day! Join us tomorrow morning at a mega-neighborhood gathering at NP & Falls to send an URGENT message […]

Urgent Call to Action – Rezoning for Overlook at Roland Park

Dear Roland Park Neighbors, All hands on deck. We need your help in the next four days. ASAP please! A major high-rise housing development is set to be approved by the City Council on Monday, June 19th. The development is called Overlook at Roland Park, and often referred to as Belvedere 2. A freshman City […]

Letter from RPCL to Sharon Green Middleton Opposing the PUD for Overlook at Belvedere

At the monthly meeting of Roland Park Civic League Board for this past Thursday, June 8, various stakeholders spoke about the proposed Overlook development near the intersection of Falls Road and Northern Parkway. A representative from Blue Ocean Realty, the developer proposing the 132 unit, six-story tower spoke at the meeting, as did Hunter Cochrane, […]