On February 4, Mayor Jack Young and other Baltimore leaders gathered to celebrate a major step in Johnston Square’s transformation by clearing the final abandoned buildings from an 8-acre expanse of vacant land in Johnston Square’s west end. This demolition sets the stage for Johnston Square Partners to convert of the site into a new community park and playing field.

The launch event was covered in the Baltimore Sun and on several local news stations. This FOX45 story featured ReBUILD Metro President Sean Closkey, and this WMAR story featured Regina Hammond, President of Rebuild Johnston Square Neighborhood Organization, .