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$2.4M private investment hopes to turn Western District police station into community hub

$2.4M private investment hopes to turn Western District police station into community hub

At the West Baltimore police station where fed-up residents confronted police last April, local business leaders see room for a playground and a food truck. What is currently a locked-down building with mirrored windows soon will offer public space for community programs.

The plans are part of a $2.4 million project poised to get underway after expected approval by the Board of Estimates this week, said a group led by former Under Armour executive Scott Plank and regional Wells Fargo president Andrew Bertamini.

Built in the 1950s, the Western District station is one of the most dilapidated of the city's nine police stations. Five officers assigned to the district were among...

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