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Groundbreaking New Library and Apartments in East Baltimore

By meerna Jul11,2024
Groundbreaking New Library and Apartments in East Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Book now! The Johnston Square neighborhood is being revitalized. A once-empty space is being redeveloped. The East Baltimore area is getting a new library and new apartments. The end result is making the space a home for education and culture.

Greenmount Park Apartments

Rebuilding the Metro + Enoch Pratt Free Library

Greenmount Park Apartments

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Enoch Pratt branch and Greenmount Park apartments took place Tuesday afternoon, ushering in a new era of construction projects.

“This is more than just a groundbreaking event; it is a testament to the power of community-driven development,” said Sean Closkey, president of ReBUILD Metro.

“Most great buildings like this are built without any consideration for the surrounding area, but this building is the cornerstone of a larger community reinvestment that is regenerating over 300 vacant and distressed properties into new homes and community assets. Residents will benefit, whether they live in this building or across the street.”

Johnston Square Enoch Pratt Free Library

ReBUILD Metro + Free Library Enoch Pratt

Johnston Square Enoch Pratt Free Library

It was a total family affair. In addition to representatives from ReBUILD Metro, Mayor Brandon Scott, Maryland Housing Secretary Jake Day, Senator Cory McCray, Somerset Development, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Rebuild Johnston Square Neighborhood Organization were all on hand to celebrate the occasion.

The project was supported by a large team that included Capital One, Boston Financial, Chase Bank, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Mayor of Baltimore’s Office of Redevelopment Programs.

You can find more information about this project here.

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