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West Baltimore residents urge subsidy for Poppleton development
West Baltimore residents urge subsidy for Poppleton development

West Baltimore residents urged a City Council committee Thursday to approve a $58 million subsidy for a mixed-use development in the Poppleton neighborhood, saying it is urgently needed after last month's unrest. "We had trouble a few weeks ago in Baltimore," said City Councilman William "Pete" Welch, who represents the area and is backing the tax increment financing plan. After the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, many people are counting on the city to use development incentives in impoverished areas rather than at sites by the waterfront, Welch said. "We need to start using TIFs in West Baltimore," he told his fellow council members. "We...

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