Land Use Struggle at a Stalemate

'Many port cities are struggling...because port and city leaders usually have different ideas about how waterfronts should be used. Only rarely have they worked together on a vision.'
December 17, 2003, 6am PST | Connie Chung
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"The city's economic future is likely to be shaped to an important extent by what happens to its 45 miles of shoreline property. From Miami to Boston, cities have used their extensive waterfronts to jump-start renewal and job growth....Some cast the debate as a struggle over the city's soul: blue-collar jobs vs. white-collar work and gracious living - the industrial port vs. the Digital Harbor....planning is crucial because a bad mix means conflicts, whether it's sailboats crossing major shipping lanes or warehouses surrounded by townhouses. And once industrial land is rezoned, especially for homes, it's not likely to go back."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun
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