Former Mondawmin Target begins transition into new community hub
Down with the old, in with the new: Thursday marked the start of the partial demolition of the former Mondawmin Target as it transitions into a brand-new community hub. As the rain fell on the Charm City, so did the bricks of the former anchor store at the Mondawmin Mall. The demolition was met with cheers from a number of city and community leaders.
It’s been more than four years since this Target location closed, and it’s hit the neighborhood hard. Jacqueline Caldwell, president of the Whittier Monroe Community Neighborhood, lives three blocks away.
She, like many of her neighbors, were excited when Whiting-Turner CEO Tim Regan bought the property in March. Along with the start of the demolition, it was revealed the building will now be called The Village at Mondawmin. Through community planning meetings, Regan learned what people wanted to see inside — and he wants to follow through on all of it.