Baltimore's Biotech Bid

A low-income neighborhood near Baltimore's John Hopkins University will be demolished in a move to create an office park to lure biotechnology firms.
December 1, 2003, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the hollowed-out neighborhood known as Middle East, three blocks from the Johns Hopkins University Medical School... on streets where cardboard signs announce that 'drug trafficking or loitering is not permitted in this block anytime,' Baltimore is trying to attract a different kind of drug business: biotechnology. Invoking eminent domain, the city will soon evict 250 families and over the next year demolish 300 houses to make way for a 2 million square-foot office park, wiping out an entire neighborhood in a project redolent of 1960s-era slum clearance."

Thanks to Kenya Wheeler

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Published on Monday, December 1, 2003 in The Washington Post
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