Seven months ago we shared a video taking a 40 second walk though the neighborhood to see the various projects that are underway. Today's video revisits the walk we took, and you'll see that the progress continues to change the landscape.
The video shows the Maryland Public Health Lab nearing completion from only being a few stores high just months ago. The parking and retail structure that was nearing completion is now open for business. An exciting new Cuban Revolution restaurant is open and busy with customers, and the new Henderson Hopkins Elementary School has gone from mounds of dirt to being well underway with structures along over two city blocks.
In between these projects we see EBDI's Clean and Green Crew working along side a new park space filled with East Baltimore employees and residents. Other amenities like the 7-11 convenience store, the Harbor Bank of Maryland, Charm City Circulator stops, and space dedicated for bicycles in the new parking garage are making walkability a new reality in the community.
We hope this video helps demonstrate that the $300 million in construction projects that are underway are more than bricks and mortar - it's the ability to bring the various benefits East Baltimore needs to stay healthy, sustainable and attractive. And we already have seen evidence that it's doing just that with 5 homes recently sold to new neighbors - with more under contract and construction. These are homes that are being built into the vacant structures that run along Chase and McDonogh St. If you missed the earlier video(link), we take a tour of what the inside of these new homes will look like.
We look forward to introducing some of these new neighbors in coming weeks and hope you enjoy today's video tour of East Baltimore's continued momentum.