The streets of Coppin Heights and Bridgeview/Greenlawn are lined with trees and brick porch-front rowhomes with garden areas. Both are predominantly residential communities. The majority of homes in Coppin are two stories, with some three-story units on North Avenue and the 1800 block of Ashburton Street.
Coppin Heights and Bridgeview/Greenlawn are sandwiched between the commercial corridors of North Avenue and Edmondson Avenue. To the north sits the Mondawmin neighborhood, where Mondawmin Mall is undergoing a large-scale renovation, including the addition of Baltimore’s first Target store. In the center of the neighborhood sits Easterwood Park, with plenty of green space, ball fields and the Senator Troy Brailey-Easterwood Park and Recreation Center, which provides after-school homework assistance, computer labs and recreation and sports opportunities for area kids.
To the north of Coppin Heights sits Coppin State University, a liberal arts university that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies and continuing education. Coppin State participates in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. The university is constructing an indoor and outdoor facility to support intercollegiate athletics and community outreach programs. Set to open in fall 2009, the new Physical Education Complex will include an arena with 4,100 seats, an eight-lane competitive pool, fitness center, auxiliary gym, and multipurpose space and racquetball courts. Adjacent to this facility will be an outdoor track, tennis courts and athletic fields.
Supported by Coppin State University, the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation provides home buying assistance, sponsors area events and coordinates block improvement projects in these neighborhoods. For more information about the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation, click here.