Using The Web To Promote Infill Development

Maryland launches a new website designed to entice private developers to selected state-owned sites in desperate need of redevelopment.
October 10, 2003, 2pm PDT | David Gest
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Some state properties range from “scruffy eyesore[s]” and “magnet[s] for trash” to brownfields with serious contamination problems. Maryland planning officials hope that “a one-stop Web site with photographs, maps and details ranging from zoning to tax incentives will convince developers that the projects are worth it, stumbling blocks and all…At the very least, planners said, [the site, entitled “Maryland Smart Sites” or] www.mdsmartsites.org saves investors from having to call a bevy of agencies to collect basic information.”

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Published on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun
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