Harbor Point

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Mark Reutter of the Baltimore Brew talk about campaign contributions from Harbor Point stakeholders to Baltimore's mayor and members of the city council.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Tim Wheeler of the Baltimore Sun talk about the air monitoring plan for the Harbor Point project and why regulators told the developer to revise their first proposal.

Harbor Point One Step Closer

Dec 16, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The Baltimore City Board of Finance approved Monday issuing $35 million in Tax Increment Financing, TIF, bonds to pay for infrastructure around the Harbor Point site, one of the final steps before construction can begin.

The board learned during presentations from public financing consulting firm Municap that the project won’t be as expensive as originally thought because the bridge from Central Avenue is cheaper and the interest rate on the bonds has dropped.

Harbor Point Plan Clears A Hurdle

Dec 5, 2013
Elkus Manfredi Architects / courtesy of Beatty Development

Harbor Point, the proposed Baltimore headquarters of Exelon Corp, cleared a key hurdle Thursday with approval from environmental regulators.

Harbor Point Developers Try Again

Nov 15, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The developers of the Harbor Point project anticipate groundbreaking before the end of the year if regulators approve a revised detailed development plan (DDP) to environmental regulators.

Beatty Development submitted the new plan for controlling discharges of toxic materials from the old Allied Chemical site Tuesday, two weeks after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment rejected the original plans.

Airing the Details Of Harbor Point Safeguards

Nov 13, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Environmental regulators and the developers of the Harbor Point project will tell the public Thursday evening how they intend to protect people from the toxic chromium buried beneath the site during construction.

Harbor Point Hits Setback

Nov 1, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

State and federal environmental officials have dealt the controversial Harbor Point project a setback, rejecting plans for monitoring the environmental safeguards in place at the former chromium plant.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Tim Wheeler of the Baltimore Sun talk about the chromium contamination near the Harbor Point project in Baltimore, and what experts and regulators think about it.

"Toxic Metals in Wells and Air" might be the least welcome headline ever if you were developing a site where the toxic materials were found. Readings in and around the Harbor Point development site--a chromium processing plant for 140 years until the 1980s--produced numbers of concern to the city. Some measurements were three times higher than federal standards.

Another Shoe May Drop On Harbor Point Project

Sep 12, 2013

The City Council’s vote cleared the way – mostly -- for what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake calls the opportunity of a generation – the billion dollar Harbor Point project.