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May 14, 2019

New phase begins at $5B Baltimore renewal project

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A $5.5 billion redevelopment effort that aims to transform a mostly forsaken Baltimore waterfront is moving forward, as officials held a Monday groundbreaking for the latest phase of what's been touted as one of America's biggest urban renewal efforts.

Developers and politicians held the ceremonial gathering for the Port Covington redevelopment vision conceived by Kevin Plank, CEO of athletic-wear maker Under Armour. Before donning a hard hat and grabbing a shovel for photographers, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young portrayed the ambitious project as “vitally important” to the future of Maryland's biggest city.

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