BALTIMORE — The remaining homes in the controversial East Baltimore development project near Hopkins are set to be demolished.
Chery Washington is the president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc, the company behind development
Washington says the company is excited for the project's next steps.
"Monday we are celebrating the demolition of 26 vacant homes in the Northwest area of the Eager Park area," said Washington.
Making way for more housing like this, ones Washington says will be mixed income, affordable and diverse.
"If you are interested in moving to a vibrant community with a new school, a new 5 acre park, a hotel, retail, and with aspirations to get a grocery store here. eager park would be theneighborhood to provide those things," Washington said.
But to make way for those amenities, families were forced to relocate, fueling racial tensions as people began to lsoe faith in the project.
That was more than 10 years ago.
Today, Washington says people are happy with how everything is turning out.
"We did a satisfaction survey and over 80 percent of the people are satisfied," Washington said.
Next week, Washington says demolishing the remaining blight in the area is one step closer to making East Baltimore and the city a better place.