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Ravens Make Donation To Renovate Baltimore Police Station


The Ravens are part of a collection of private philanthropists chipping in to redevelop the Western Police District in Baltimore.

The $2.4 million project to update the nearly 60-year-old building is expected to be presented to the city's Board of Estimates today, per the Baltimore Business Journal.

The police station, located at 1034 Mount St., was at the epicenter of the Baltimore riots a year ago.

The Ravens were active in the community then and still continue to reach out. On the first day of the 2015 draft, Head Coach John Harbaugh, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and about 85 Ravens players took to the streets of Baltimore and met with students at Henson Elementary School and Frederick Douglass High School to speak and listen.

The Ravens are one of a handful of organizations funding the Western Police District project, joining JS Plank and DM DiCarlo Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, Under Armour, the Warnock Foundation, Maggie and Reed Cordish, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., St. Agnes Hospital, Comcast and the Abell Foundation.

A major goal of the project is to turn the Western District into a community space. It will feature outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi provided by Comcast. There will also be secure locker rooms, new bathrooms and conference room and police training space.

The mission of redefining police stations is a project being led by local developer Scott Plank, head of War Horse LLC, and Andrew Bertamini, the regional president of Wells Fargo Bank.

"We're committed to trying to make Baltimore better," Ravens President Dick Cass said. "We think the idea of turning the police station into more of a community center is a great idea and something we want to support, especially in West Baltimore."

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