On Tuesday, July 19, ReBUILD Metro, the Johnston Square Partners, and Johnston Square community members were joined by Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, Councilman Robert Stokes, and Maryland Deputy Secretary of Housing Owen McEvoy to celebrate the next phase of rebuilding abandoned properties and revitalizing blocks in Johnston Square. Over the next two years, this $14 million investment will transform over 30 abandoned and dilapidated properties in Johnston Square into new homeownership opportunities. Construction is beginning with four abandoned homes on the 400 block of East Biddle Street at Johnston Square’s western gateway.
Said Mayor Scott in his remarks at the event: “When we talk about a renaissance in Baltimore, this is what we’re talking about: a renaissance where people in their communities work to rebuild their community to be what they want it to be…This project is proof that when Baltimoreans commit their collective efforts and resources to taking on some of our biggest issues, it will be a victory for us all…This neighborhood will serve as a blueprint for Baltimore’s renaissance.”
More from the celebration: