May 16, 2011
A congressional visit
Elected officials and senior Johns Hopkins leadership visit East Baltimore Development Inc.’s New East Side redevelopment project last week
Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation and senior Johns Hopkins leadership visited the East Baltimore Development Inc.’s New East Side redevelopment project last week to assess progress on the $1.8 billion 88-acre neighborhood revitalization effort just north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus.
On hand were Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Reps. Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes. Representatives from Johns Hopkins included President Ron Daniels; Ed Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Ron Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System; David Andrews, dean of the School of Education; Aris Melissaratos, special adviser to the president for enterprise development; Andrew Frank, special adviser to the president on economic development initiatives; and Tom Lewis, vice president for government and community affairs.
Mikulski, who convened the meeting, was specifically interested in hearing about the status of the new East Baltimore Community School, operated by Johns Hopkins, and Johns Hopkins’ commitment to the success of EBDI.
EBDI CEO Chris Shea and Daniels narrated a short driving tour and then the group gathered in EBDI offices for a roundtable discussion.