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(Redevelopment Commission)

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The Baltimore Redevelopment Commission was authorized by the Maryland legislature in 1945 and established by the municipality the same year. Its functions were to assist private builders in acquiring sites at low cost, identifying slum areas, negotiating with the federal government for matching funds, selecting private builders, relocating of displaced tenants, demolition of existing structures, and restructuring of streets and utilities. As originally constituted, the commission consisted of five members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council; this was increased to seven members in 1955. The following year the commission was abolished and its duties assumed by the Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Agency.

See: Laws of Maryland, 1945, ch. 1012; res. 10 (1945); res. 14 (1946); ord. 718 (1949); ord. 2 (1955).

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  Details1945-1956Adminstrative Files

Administrative records relating to the work of the commission: complete set of minutes (1945-56); notes; published and unpublished reports; correspondence; agreements for various projects; financial reports; and monthly work progress reports.

There are additional records concerning the commission in the papers of Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr., RG.9, series 23, covering 1947-57, and in the records of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, RG.48, series 2.

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