Baltimore's Growth Limits Debate

Is there enough land to support in-fill and redevelopment efforts in the Baltimore region?

May 6, 2003, 6:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"A highly fractious debate because the outcome will determine if new housing scatters across the region or fills in developed areas around Baltimore. And given sprawl's documented damage and costs, that in turn will have a sweeping impact on the quality of life, economic well-being and taxes of everyone in this region. [Baltimore] is home to enough in-fill and redevelopment opportunities to absorb much of the entire region's projected growth -- opportunities that, for all the state's talk of Smart Growth and all the city's recent gains, remain vastly and sadly undertapped."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Sunday, May 4, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun


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