Two-and-a-half years after protesters and police clashed outside Mondawmin Mall, there’s a development spurt in the surrounding West Baltimore neighborhoods.
Dozens of apartments are under construction, businesses and nonprofits have moved in, and home sales are on the rise.
But efforts to move past the area’s image as the flash point for the rioting after Freddie Gray’s death from injuries sustained in police custody in 2015 suffered a setback this week when Target announced it will close the mall’s anchor store. The closing takes away a destination that drew people to the mall and served residents.
Despite the blow, developers,...