Flourishing businesses around Eager Park have helped to breathe new life into the neighborhood. More shops, office space, places to stay and things to do are popping up, making the neighborhood more vibrant and convenient.
As Eager Park comes into its own as a live-work hub, Forest City – New East Baltimore Partnership and East Baltimore Development, Inc. have taken the lead in the planned 1.4 million square foot Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins. The John G. Rangos Sr. Building, which opened in 2006, offers unique opportunities for collaboration with Johns Hopkins researchers. The Technology Park continues to grow. The Maryland Public Health lab opened in 2015 and a new commercial lab building — 1812 Ashland Avenue — was completed in Summer 2016. 1812 Ashland will showcase an expanded FastForward business incubator run by Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures. In addition, Kennedy Krieger Institute continues its plan to expand in East Baltimore.
Working side by side with these institutions and the area’s employers and contractors are EBDI, The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), Historic East Baltimore Community Action Committee (HEBCAC), Humanim, The Chance and other Baltimore based agencies. Local residents can develop their job skills with training in a number of areas including construction, retail, science and technology, and hospitality.