The basic characteristic of the Central West End in recent years has been one of change. Large single family homes have been converted into multiple dwellings or have given way to apartment buildings. Expansion of the medical center and its redevelopment plan for the area augur well for the future, along with plans for the renaissance of Maryland Plaza. Erection of the Maryland Gardens apartments and rehabilitation of the Convent Garden apartment building are hopeful indicators of things to come.
The battle against vandalism and crime may be won by vigilance and action by progressive elements in the community. The area's assets of central location and urban convenience should attract new middle income residents to give the Central West End a favorable outlook for the future.