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Habitat builds 9 new homes in Mount Winans, hopes to capitalize on area growth

Habitat builds 9 new homes in Mount Winans, hopes to capitalize on area growth

On a shaded lane in South Baltimore’s Mount Winans neighborhood, Ann Robinson was forever finding old furniture, bags of garbage and construction debris dumped on a patch of land where an old trucking company garage and several run down houses once stood.

Now, nine townhomes are rising on the half acre plot between a row of public housing units and a recently demolished school that sat empty for a generation.

“You name it — they would come and dump it here,” said Robinson, who has lived in the quiet, 350-home community for 35 years. “Seeing this is a dream come true.”

Robinson, president of the Mount Winans Community Association, said residents have worked with Habitat...

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