10x2020: Shared goals

Home is where the heart is

Johns Hopkins has placed renewed emphasis on bolstering the neighborhoods near its campuses, including its investment in a $1 billion East Baltimore transformation

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This is the sixth in a series of articles highlighting Johns Hopkins University's goals articulated in the Ten by Twenty vision plan, 10 goals to be reached by the year 2020.

Over the past few years, the Johns Hopkins University has made significant progress in its efforts to strengthen the neighborhoods surrounding its campuses.

10x2020 Progress Report

An update on progress Johns Hopkins has made toward goals articulated by President Ronald J. Daniels

That includes the neighborhood north of JHU's East Baltimore campus, which is in the midst of a major transformation, with new housing, community institutions, offices and lab space, a central park, and retail. More than $1 billion has been invested in the 88-acre area since 2004.

The current development surge—the largest the area has seen‐includes a 194-room hotel, a park that will serve as the centerpiece of the community, an office building housing Johns Hopkins' FastForward accelerator, and a large number of new and renovated homes.

Forty-eight of those homes were sold during a one-day lottery event in September 2016, when Johns Hopkins' employees secured their new homes with the help of the Live Near Your Work program, which offered a $36,000 grant toward a down payment and closing costs.

Johns Hopkins' investments in East Baltimore align with Goal No. 7 of the Ten by Twenty, to enhance and enrich the university's ties to Baltimore, the nation, and the world so that Johns Hopkins becomes the exemplar of a globally engaged urban university.

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