BALTIMORE — Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday got behind the controls of a backhoe to ceremoniously complete the demolition of the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The troubled jail was ordered closed in July 2015.
Demolition began following a Board of Public Works vote in October 2019 and was expected to take 14-months at an estimated cost of $27.5 million.
In total, 39 structures on the 8-acre property were demolished, many of which stood prior to the Civil War.
Future plans are to build a new therapeutic treatment center to treat mental health and substance abuse, for up to 1,400 people.
No timetable has been set for completion of that project.