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Gov. Hogan on hand for completed demolition of the Baltimore City Detention Center

Therapeutic facility to be built in its place
Gov. Hogan completes BCDC demo
Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2022-04-06 14:40:41-04

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.

RELATED: Demolition of the old Baltimore City Detention Center began Thursday morning

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 325,000 square-foot therapeutic treatment center on the property, to treat up to 1,400 residents dealing with mental health and substance abuse.

That's expected to be built over the next 10-years at a cost of $450 million. The State has tapped CGL Companies to handle the design and construction consulting.

The former Jail Industries building, is expected to be repurposed and incorporated into the project.