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File #: 17-0017R    Version: 0 Name: Development of the State Center Office Complex
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/20/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/20/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Development of the State Center Office Complex For the purpose of urging the Governor of Maryland to return to the negotiating table with the City of Baltimore and members of the State Center Neighborhood Alliance in order to develop a solution that will address the needs of the surrounding community and that will benefit the city as a whole, and to commit to keeping State Center’s current slate of State agencies and jobs in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Young, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Development, State Center
Attachments: 1. 17-0017R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Costello


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Development of the State Center Office Complex
For the purpose of urging the Governor of Maryland to return to the negotiating table with the City of Baltimore and members of the State Center Neighborhood Alliance in order to develop a solution that will address the needs of the surrounding community and that will benefit the city as a whole, and to commit to keeping State Center’s current slate of State agencies and jobs in Baltimore City.
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Whereas, since it was built in 1954, the State Center office complex has physically segregated nine historically connected neighborhoods in the heart of Central West Baltimore, causing decades of hardship for the surrounding communities.

Whereas, in 2005, a public-private partnership was formed in order to alleviate the decades-old community concerns by redeveloping State Center into a mixed-use development, upgrading the dilapidated office spaces, and bringing much needed businesses to the area.

Whereas, at this time, a group of 12 community organizations formed the State Center Neighborhood Alliance, and nearly a decade later, in a sweeping act of agreement and cooperation, executed an historic community benefits agreement, which included a vital focus on local hiring in order to replenish and nourish the community.

Whereas, redevelopment of the State Center complex presents the opport...

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