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New Development Builds on BioPark Success

Redevelopment of the historic Lion Brothers building near the University of Maryland BioPark is a powerful sign of continuing revitalization in West Baltimore. The former factory at South Poppleton and Hollins Streets is set to reopen in December, and has already lined up tenants for two-thirds of its 37,500 square feet of space.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 17 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, thanked James L. Hughes, MBA, president of the corporation that operates the BioPark, for his leadership in creating “a thriving innovation district.” Perman added that the university has been focusing on spilling the benefits of the BioPark out into the community, to help create more jobs, opportunity, and vitality in West Baltimore.

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