Kamenetz Sees More Jobs than Before in Sparrows Point’s Future

May 3, 2013

The Sparrows Point steel mill in 2011.
The Sparrows Point steel mill in 2011.
Credit mdmarkus66 via Flickr

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz believes that Sparrows Point is a natural fit to attract 10,000 port-related jobs to the Dundalk Peninsula.  “If you think about it, it has deep water access near the Port of Baltimore; it has great access to two class one railroads as well as direct access to Interstate 695.”

Kamenetz (D) shared his vision for the 3,300 acre site of the former RG Steel mill Friday morning.  His vision is based on the recommendations of a task force of business leaders that called for expanded port uses, clean energy industries, advanced manufacturing and logistics.

Once the land title at Coke Point is transferred to the Port of Baltimore, officials will be able to better determine a time table. Kamenetz said  they also will work with St. Louis-based Environmental Liability Transfer, owners of all but 200 acres of the property, to start marketing sections identified on a target map. ELT told the Baltimore Sun that it supports the county's efforts.