127 million reasons to oppose State Center project

(Blog Post) There were already plenty of reasons to question the redevelopment of State Center as currently envisioned. The process of awarding the project was irregular. The composition of the development team changed afterward. The project could create an Baltimore office supply glut, suck tenants from downtown and add to a vacancy problem on the harborfront. And it's very expensive for taxpayers. How expensive? Full Story »

Posted by Andrew Hazlett - via Baltimore Sun - Jay Hancock's Blog
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Posted by: Posted by Andrew Hazlett - Jul 8, 2011 - 5:19 AM PDT
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Edited by: Andrew Hazlett - Jul 8, 2011 - 5:20 AM PDT

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by Gordon Steen - Jul. 9, 2011

The article brings to the communities attention what could be a failed real estate development at a time when economically we can least afford to have a failure. The article provides a link to an outside financial report to support its thesis and then because it is a blog, the community can respond and discuss the article. What is missing is more comments from community organizations, schools, cultural institutions and residents which would add to the reader's understanding of the project.

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