Johns Hopkins University is seeking to engineer the revival of a huge swath of East Baltimore through an 88-acre project that includes the takeover of a struggling public school. Here’s a look at the neighborhood as it is now as well as at Johns Hopkins’s redevelopment plans.
East Baltimore Community School students are dismissed at the end of the day. Johns Hopkins University has taken over the public school as part of a huge redevelopment project in East Baltimore, undertaken in order to turn around the area and protect its medical campus. It's a challenge many major urban universities face. They are not only education centers; they are also developers and landlords next to some of the most downtrodden areas in the country. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo