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Officials celebrate monument east, $47 million rehabilitation complete

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 18:20:44-05

BALTIMORE — Another milestone is reached in housing in Baltimore.

Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Monday morning for the reopening of Monument East on Aisquith Street.

This marks the completion of the $47 million rehabilitation of the public housing building. The building will house 170 families serve the elderly and disabled.

During the ceremony, officials honored Harry Brown, a resident for his help during construction.

"Without this individual we would not have cars moved when needed we wouldn’t have known about door, we left unlocked the night before we wouldn’t know the positive and negative feedback the residents were providing to this person so that we could improve or continue to do what we're doing," said Brent Tracey of Harkins Builders, Inc.

Brown was made an honorary member of the construction team and presented an award.

The renovated building includes a new entrance, a lobby, community rooms, a new laundry facility and a new heating and cooling system.