Westfield, in Northeast Baltimore City, has a suburban heritage visible in its large backyards, old farm buildings and friendly neighbors. We're a walkable neighborhood with tree-lined streets, a lively Harford Road commercial district, affordable homes, good schools, and an overall laid-back charm.
TreeBaltimore Giveaway at HEMS
In October 2019 the Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Assoc. held its second TreeBaltimore tree giveaway - this time at Hamilton Elementary / Middle School. It was such a wonderful event, WNIA and HEMS are planning a Garden Day tree giveaway and plant swap for the community in the Spring of 2020.
Work Continues on the Westfield Native Pollinator Garden
With the support of a Maryland Environmental Trust Clean Up & Green Up Grant and assistance from UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners, On October 6, 2018 WNIA established a native pollinator garden at 6009 Harford Road. Marzullo Funeral Chapel dedicated stewardship of its raised beds along
Harford Road for the creation of a Westfield Community Garden. Neighbors pull out their green thumbs to prep the site and plant native flowers. WNIA has established a Garden Steward program, giving interested residents the opportunity to share in caring for the new pollinator garden. Contact WNIA (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in taking part. Westfield's Greening Crew looks forward to adding a third native pollinator bed to the garden this Spring!
Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Association
Founded in 1977, the Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Association (WNIA) is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for residents in our community. We support community social events, relationships with elected officials, greening initiatives, safety for all, a venue to discuss local zoning and traffic, opportunities for youth, and much more. WNIA supportives the opinions and interests of Westfield residents and businesses.
Our neighborhood association is as strong as those members who make a commitment to joining and taking part. Households can join the WNIA for an annual dues of just $10. To keep up to date, join our WNIA Facebook page ("Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Association").
CMDS Residential LLC
In 2021, WNIA and other area neighborhood associations won their opposition to the conditional use permit for CMDS Residential LLC, which wanted to open a large for-profit substance abuse treatment clinic housing 136 beds at 6040 Harford Road. The facility was slated to open on a block with two bars and with almost no outdoor space for patients to congregate. Only a small portion of Fayette House's budget would have been dedicated to staff salaries or patient treatment. While discussing this BMZA case over the course of a year, neighbors learned about how significantly quality of care can make a difference in addiction recovery outcomes. In the picture below, taken on February 15, 2020, the Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Association and Hamilton Hills Neighborhood Association hosted a forum at the Church of the Messiah to discuss the proposed facility with elected officials.
We have an audio recording of the three-hour event: