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File #: 18-0069R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Require Appropriate Criteria for State Center Redevelopment
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/26/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/26/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Require Appropriate Criteria for State Center Redevelopment For the purpose of urging the General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign, HB 1286 in order to protect the participation and planning process of 12 community organizations during the past 12 years related to State Center, and to support redevelopment of State Center that includes both the active and meaningful participation of the surrounding communities and the values and needs of those communities as key components.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Young, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Kristerfer Burnett, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Redevelopment, Request for State Action, State Center
Attachments: 1. 18-0069R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_18-0069R
* 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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Request for State Action - Require Appropriate Criteria for State Center Redevelopment
For the purpose of urging the General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign, HB 1286 in order to protect the participation and planning process of 12 community organizations during the past 12 years related to State Center, and to support redevelopment of State Center that includes both the active and meaningful participation of the surrounding communities and the values and needs of those communities as key components.
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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.
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