Planners May Hold the Fate of Locus Point in Their Hands

The next steps of the redevelopment of Locus Point, a booming South Baltimore neighborhood with longtime industrial roots, may rest in the hands of city planners.
December 15, 2003, 5am PST | Connie Chung
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"Future redevelopment in the hot industrial South Baltimore community of Locust Point may hinge on the findings of a pair of city planners charged with creating a master land-use plan." Planners will "measure traffic, infrastructure, utilities, parking, zoning, density, property values and taxes" to see how much development Locus Point can absorb if redevelopment projects are given the green-light to proceed. The community has mixed views on the redevelopment of the area. Otis Rolley, director of the Department of Planning, hopes " 'to set realistic expectations both for the residents and the developers...Absent a plan, development will happen willy-nilly or based on the whims of the market--and that can be daunting on a community.' "

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, December 11, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun

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