See What’s here and what’s on the way
- Park Naming Event
To name the park, a “Fun in the Park” event was held for over 250 East Baltimore Community School students and residents. Through website entries and neighborhood ballots, over 500 names were suggested. After several neighborhood meetings, a winner was finally chosen: Eager Park, named after East Eager Street – which appropriately enough runs through the new park.
- Park Design Committee
To ensure that residents have strong input into the design and programming of Eager Park, a park design committee has been established. The park’s design will be the result of a joint venture between Baltimore-based Mahan Rykiel Associates, and Gensler, one of the largest architecture firms in the world.
- Park Construction
Phase 1 construction of the four-acre, two-block section of the park commenced in 2013.
- 929 North Wolfe Street
Opened in May 2012 and located right up the street from the ons Hopkins East baltimore medical campus, 929 gives students and residents a choice of apartments, all furnished with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, Wi-Fi, controlled entry and high-efficiency washers and dryers. A rooftop garden provides the opportunity for some R&R, while energetic types will appreciate the residents-only fitness center.
- Ashland Commons and Parkview
Completed in 2008, these low-rise buildings we’re designed to meet the lifestyle needs of today’s families and seniors. Ashland Commons offers quality, affordable living within easy reach of schools, shopping and public transportation. Parkview at Ashland Terrace welcomes seniors with a community that is modern and safe.
- Chapel Green
Opened in 2007, the 63-unit Chapel Green apartments and townhomes provides the best of both worlds – modern downtown apartment living combined with a park-like ambience and landscaped courtyard. Every home has open floor plans, high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, AC, modern kittens and full-sized high-efficiency washers and dryers.
- Eager Park West
Construction has begun on the renovation of 25 historic townhouses on Chase and Mcdonough Streets. These super-equipped green homes by the Verde Group can be customized for early buyers and are priced to attract new residents who are eager to make the most of this thriving neighborhood.
- Eager Place
This residential development will offer between 152 and 186 apartment rental units and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail space spread over two buildings on the northeast and southeast corner of East Eager Street and North Wolfe Street.
Opened in 2013 Walgreens is the main store on the ground floor of the new parking garage. It is the first-of-its-kind pharmacy with a Take Care Clinic, making it the neighborhood’s drop-in destination for coughs, colds and all those other little aches and pains.
Opened in 2012, this national convenience store arrived with a broad selection of high-quality produce and last-minute essentials. 7-Eleven offers everyday prices in a clean and friendly environment, as well as speedy service for those in a hurry.
- The Harbor Bank
Opened in 2008, this branch offers personal and business banking. With seven branch locations, the bank primary serves the Baltimore metropolitan area. The Harbor Bank of Baltimore is proud to be the first community bank in the country to have an investment subsidiary, Harbor Financial Services.
- Atwaters Café at Hopkins
Located on the corner of North Wolfe and Ashland Ave., it serves classic Atwater’s fare as well as some breakfast and dinner items. This location is perfectly equipped for students and other professionals in the area looking for delicious, healthy food and a space to get some work done. The latest addition is beer and wine! Come grab a drink and some good food while you unwind from the day.
- Henderson-Hopkins School
The 120,000 square foot Henderson-Hopkins School will plays a key role in making Baltimore’s single largest redevelopment great community. The new school houses innovative programs from early childhood through grades k-8 as well as providing a venue for those who live in and work in East Baltimore to learn, recreate and gather. The design adapts each classroom and common-space cluster to specific grade-level’s evolving needs. It will incorporate active exterior learning spaces including science and art terraces, roof gardens, playing fields, a student gallery, weather stations and an orchard. The design respects and integrationist the existing historic East Baltimore urban fabric and will provide a safe, familiar and exciting indoor and outdoor learning environment.
- The East Baltimore Historical Library
This new library, located on the Henderson-Hopkins School campus, will work with all age groups within the community to explore how information, art, social movement and political issues flow throughout and within East Baltimore. It will also honor and sustain the proud history of East Baltimore.
- Adult Education / Occupational Training
In the last five years, one in three neighborhood adults have returned to school for additional training in order to better their employment status and security. Serving over 400 residents as of March 2012, the EBDI Workforce Pipeline continues to connect local residents with job and training opportunities. As of December 2010, East Baltimore residents were able to take advantage of 751 job placements.
- The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center
Located next to the Henderson-Hopkins School, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center is dedicated to reducing the gap in school readiness between wealthier and low-income children. Offering a holistic educational approach, the 28,000 square foot facility benefits 180 pre-kindergarten students.
- MICA Place
Offering programs that link art, culture and education. MICA Place is a hub for graduate study, preparing students for civic-minded careers in action-oriented community arts and social design work, as well as other professions. Programs like the MA in Social Design and the MFA in Community Arts, support community development, revitalization, health and well-being in East Baltimore and beyond through community and college engagement, educational programs and the development, documentation and dissemination of new knowledge and resources.
- John G. Rangos Sr. Building
Completed in 2008, the John G. Rangos Sr. Building at 855 N. Wolfe Street provides 280,000 square feet of office, lab and retail space. It houses a variety of biotech companies, start-ups, John Hopkins-related research institutes and a host of exciting new shops and restaurants.
- Maryland Public Health Lab
Located at 1746 Ashland Avenue. This six-story, 235,000 square foot state-of-the-art lab and facility will continue the tradition of providing Maryland families with the very best in public health service and protection.
As more students, businesses and hospitals move into the neighborhood, visitors will be looking for a convenient place to stay. In 2016, a 150-room hotel will open at the southern end of Eager Park. With the hotel comes an additional 20,000 square feet of retail space to the neighborhood.
- Outdoor Concerts
Live music brining Eager Park alive since 2012. Outdoor concerts and live bands have residents and visitors alike outside and on their feet.
- Farmers Market
The successful Summer farmer’s market continues to expand since its permanent move in 2014. Residents are able to bring fresh produce and locally grown fruit and vegetables home, while for those on the go, food vendors offer a quick bite or a break for lunch.
- Movie Night
Watching movies on a big screen outdoors is a summertime tradition in Baltimore. Now, in the new Eager Park, East Baltimore residents will have the Hollywood experience just steps from their homes.