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Appellate court weighs ousted Superblock developer’s lawsuit against Baltimore

The Superblock, as seen from the Catholic Relief building on Lexington Street. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Lexington Square Partners LLC had $65 million in financing lined up to redevelop Baltimore's Superblock and was ready to move forward with the project when the city illegally pulled out of its contract nearly two years ago, a lawyer for the ousted developer told an appellate panel last week. City officials could not move forward prior to a June 30, 2013 deadline because it still did not have title on one of the prospective properties, Jason St. John said Friday in the Court of Special Appeals. The contract's termination provision, he added, could not be enacted unilaterally by the city.

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