Those of us who work in and around East Baltimore see the changes taking place in our neighborhood, every day. This week’s video takes a 40 second walk through our neighborhood to give you quick look at some of the progress that has taken place in recent months.
From the pictures of our Clean and Green Crew – headed by Tim Veal, who you’ve met in recent weeks… To the shop owners who are taking responsibility for our streets… To the neighbors walking to work and taking care of family business… to the construction workers who are altering the landscape of our community… New life is coming to East Baltimore.
With $300 million in construction projects underway, you’ll find some of the few cranes in our region, raising buildings out of the ground at EBDI. In short order, the video shows progress on the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), the parking and retail structure adjacent to our 929 graduate student housing tower, and one of the center pieces of our project – the new Henderson Hopkins Elementary School.
The DHMH lab has gone from a hole in the ground in June to several stories above ground. In the same time, the garage and retail space has gone from one and a half stories of cement and steel to a nearly complete eight-story structure – which will soon be home to a Walgreens pharmacy. And in one month, the school has gone from moving dirt to building a foundation – with cranes starting work on the next level.
With additional home, commercial and community-oriented projects getting underway this fall, the process of renewing our neighborhood continues to gain momentum.