Traffic Advisory: Street Closures for This Weekend’s 2014 Flower Mart in Mount Vernon

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Flower Mart 2014 will take over Midtown’s Mount Vernon neighborhood this weekend and that means street closures. For your convenience, here’s a traffic advisory notice with what to look out for:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications which will be in effect for Flower Mart 2014. The event will take place on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day in the heart of Mount Vernon.

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 01, 2014 until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 04, 2014:

• Charles Street from Centre to Read Streets
• Madison Street from St. Paul to Cathedral Streets
• Mt. Vernon Place from St. Paul to Cathedral to Streets

In addition, parking will be restricted in these areas from 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 01, 2014 until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 04, 2014.

Variable message signs will be placed in the area to alert motorists of the closures and Special Traffic Enforcement Officers (STEO’s) will be posted at critical locations to help facilitate the movement of traffic. Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Michelle Wirzberger Named New Executive Director of Midtown Community Benefits District

Midtown Community Benefits District is pleased to announce that Michelle Wirzberger is our next Executive Director. She will assume her position in mid-June.

Since 1999, Michelle has been working for the betterment of Baltimore and its diverse communities through political and issue campaign management, community organizing and grassroots advocacy in her current position as Director of Legislative Affairs for City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, and in previous roles at the Community Law Center, and Citizens Planning and Housing Association. She quickly garnered attention during her time at the Community Law Center by successfully defending various communities at the liquor board.

In her own words, Michelle brings “an interesting albeit unconventional career that demonstrates deep commitment to community empowerment and public service” with her as she joins Midtown. The Board is very excited about her commitment to Baltimore’s communities, as well as her legal expertise and political experiences. And, we are confident in her ability to lead Midtown into the future.

We hope everyone will join us in welcoming Michelle to Midtown June 16.

-Joe Palumbo
Chairman, Midtown Community Benefits District