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City Council members in tiff over Harbor Point TIF

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Baltimore activists and City Council members sparred, sometimes angrily, with one another Wednesday as a council committee continued to debate the merits of a public financing plan for the proposed Harbor Point development.

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Harbor Point TIF plans put on hold following hearing

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Plans for a $107 million tax-funded incentive for Baltimore’s proposed Harbor Point development were put on hold for at least several weeks, following a hearing Wednesday evening at City Hall.

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Hearing held on Baltimore’s local-hiring bill

A hearing Thursday before the Baltimore City Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee over a proposal to establish a local hiring mandate drew passionate responses from opponents and proponents of the legislation.

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Vote on Superblock tax break is put on hold

A vote on a $22.1 million tax break for the downtown mega-development called the Superblock was put on hold Thursday by a City Council committee because city development officials said they were renegotiating an agreement with the developers.

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Committee OKs restoring Harbor Point to Enterprise Zone

A Baltimore City Council committee voted Wednesday evening to restore Harbor Point to the city’s list of Enterprise Zones, making it eligible for lucrative tax breaks as a $1.5 billion development is set to begin there.

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Developer pledges local hiring for proposed Superblock project

A plan to grant a tax break worth millions of dollars to the developers of the proposed Superblock downtown drew a packed house to a City Council hearing Wednesday evening. The incentive would allow Lexington Square Partners to have a ...

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Protesters seek Superblock jobs promise

A group of about 100 protestors gathered at the offices of the Baltimore Development Corp. at Charles Center Wednesday to demand local hiring in the promised 600 new jobs at the $150 million Superblock development downtown. Chanting “We want jobs” ...

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City Council gives preliminary OK to bottle tax

A key committee of the Baltimore City Council voted Monday afternoon to send a proposed 3-cent increase in the city’s bottle tax to the full council for a vote this month. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee voted out ...

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