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...