Pat Tracey, who once lived on Rutland
Avenue in East Baltimore, moved out to make way for the biotech
development. Now she’s the proud owner of a brand new townhome.
New Place to Call Home
Residents are relocating. Shovels will
soon be in the ground. Baltimore’s new Eastside is starting
to take shape at last.
For 23 years, Pat Tracey lived in a small, three-bedroom house
in the 900 block of Rutland Avenue. She could easily walk to her
job at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is a community
relations coordinator in the Department of Environmental Health
Sciences. And though her neighborhood was seriously drug-ravaged,
Tracey had learned to roll with the punches. When she had friends
over, she would step outside and tell the dealers to cease business
until her guests departed. They always complied.
Last September, Tracey, along with her daughter and two grandchildren,
moved into Frankford Estates on the eastern edge of Baltimore