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With Reaction Divided, Planning Commission to Vote on Port Covington

With the redevelopment of Port Covington facing a key vote before the city Planning Commission, the comments submitted to the panel were sharply divided on the proposal’s benefits and whether it will usher in a new era of prosperity for Baltimore or perpetuate the racial and economic divisions that afflict the city.

The master plan before the commission would guide construction over the next few decades on a roughly 260-acre peninsula in South Baltimore where Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank wants to build a new headquarters for the sports apparel company, adjacent to other mixed-use development.

His private real estate firm, Sagamore Development Co., has said it expects the $5.5 billion project to need about $1.1 billion in public investment, a request that has stirred public debate about the proposal.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.

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