CHIEN-CHI CHANG, Baltimore Sun
October 18, 1994
Fourteen years after he retired as CEO of the company that bears his name, The Baltimore Sun recognized developer James W. Rouse as Marylander of the Year for the work of his Enterprise Foundation. That year, the foundation increased its profile in Baltimore, working with other groups to revive the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore. "A partnership that put up 227 units in 1993 for moderate income people now embraces community activism, health delivery, community schools, career development, neighborhood policing and more than 50 projects. It is hard to define James W. Rouse's continuing personal role, as founder-chairman of the Enterprise Foundation, except to say that he makes people believe. He lends his credibility and contacts and ideas. For lack of a better label, he is called a visionary."