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Western District house is getting a facelift

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Posted at 7:14 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 06:36:53-04

The Western District house on Mount Street in West Baltimore is getting ready for a $2.4 million renovation to a building that dates back to the 1950s. 

The goal is not only to update it to fight today's crimes, but also make it a gathering place for the community. 

War Horse, a real estate investment firm run by Kevin Plank's brother Scott, is the lead donor for the complete renovation of the 1957 station. Various local businesses pulled together more than $2 million to provide updated facilities on the inside and a community feel on the outside. 

The Western is actually the second district to get a facelift. Early last year, the Southeasten District underwent a renovation that included a new gym and detectives wing. 

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The construction schedule for the Western District is aggressive. Work is slated to take only six months and organizers hope to have it done in November. 

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