GBC at 65: Highlights Through the Years

1956 and 2020 Directories
The many substantive issues the Greater Baltimore Committee pushed for during its early years included the development of Charles Center, construction of the Jones Falls Expressway, expansion of Friendship Airport, construction of the Baltimore Civic Center and creation of the Maryland Transit Authority. Here are some highlights of the GBC’s...

GBC at 65: The First 5 Chairmen

In highlighting the story of the “GBC’s special role in the redevelopment of Baltimore,” the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 10th Annual Report provided a snapshot of the leadership of each of the GBC’s chairmen from 1955 to 1965:     1955, 1956 — Clarence W. Miles, Esq. Partner, Miles and Stockbridge “It was Mr. Miles who realized that the GBC could not expect to ‘legislate, enact, or enforce,’ but should afford … Continue reading

Welcome to GBC at 65: 1955-2020

The Greater Baltimore Committee was formed on January 5, 1955, with six objectives: The expansion and improvement of port facilities The establishment in the Baltimore area of planned industrial districts The acceleration of the construction of the Jones Falls Expressway The establishment of a Civic Center The development of a plan for modernizing Baltimore’s mass transportation system The development of a comprehensive urban renewal program Among the 83 founders were … Continue reading