Port Covington and the South Baltimore Six
The company behind the planned Port Covington development has reached a 30-year, multi-million-dollar agreement with six South Baltimore neighborhoods. The deal also sets up a group, made up of members of Sagamore Development and the communities, to oversee how the nearly $40 million dollars worth of funding is disbursed. The communities’ wish-list includes a library, police substation, and after-school programs. Supporters say this deal is too good to pass up, but opponents question if it goes far enough on jobs or affordable housing. And all this hinges on the City Council’s approval of a $660 million dollar tax-increment-financing deal, the largest in Baltimore history.
Diana Glauber, attorney at the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she is co-director of the Fair Housing & Community Development Project.
Keisha Allen, member of the South Baltimore Six, president of the Westport Neighborhood Association
Lawrence Brown, assistant professor in the Morgan State School of Community Health and Policy