Vacants to Value Goes to Work in Mt. Winans
Removal of blight will help strengthen community
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano joined community leaders and residents in the Mt. Winans community to demolish the long blighted Mt. Winans School. The school located at 2400 Harman Avenue will make the community safer and create opportunity for future development.
"Today's demolition is a major win for everyone concerned," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "The community can feel safer, developers can see opportunity and the future is bright for Mt. Winans."
Over 50 years ago families from the community placed a time capsule within the Mt. Winans School cornerstone. Mayor Rawlings-Blake had the time capsule removed and presented it to the families.
"Our partnership with the community member is invaluable," said Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano. "Today is a great first step in laying the groundwork for creating significant opportunities in the Mt. Winans community."
Launched in November 2010, Mayor Rawlings-Blake's Vacants to Value initiative seeks to encourage reinvestment in neighborhoods impacted by blighted properties by strengthening code enforcement, promoting rehabilitation, streamlining the sale of vacant city property, and by providing new, targeted incentives for homebuyers and developers who invest in vacant properties.
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