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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Celebrates V2V at Work in Park Heights

Baltimore neighborhood gets revitalized, while bricks get reclaimed

Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano joined Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Park Heights Renaissance (PHR), the Baltimore City Department of Planning, Humanim, Baltimore Housing staff, and community partners for the Vacants to Value Park Heights deconstruction event. The event celebrated the removal of blight on the 4600 block of Park Heights Avenue, which is in the southwest edge of the Park Heights Major Redevelopment Area. Park Heights is one of the Mayor’s top priorities and a critical geographical focus of the nationally-acclaimed Vacants to Value initiative, which addresses long-term blight and lays the groundwork for future growth. A total of nine blighted properties will be deconstructed on this block to revitalize the community, as well as to save the bricks, structural lumber and other architectural elements for reuse. During the event, the Mayor and Larry Jennings, PHR Board of Directors Chairman announced the proposed development on the 2600 block of Rosewood Avenue that will be developed by PHR and its partners.

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