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Leaders celebrate Harbor Point groundbreaking
Leaders celebrate Harbor Point groundbreaking

A jazz band, heated tent and rows of white chairs gave the Harbor Point construction site the air of a wedding Wednesday as the project was praised as a model for turning an industrial site to new use. The redevelopment of the 27-acre waterfront property is expected to bring roughly 1,000 apartments, 200,000 square feet of retail, 1.6 million square feet of office space and 9.5 acres of open space over the next 10 years. The development team, business leaders and officials celebrated the next step in the project, a $270 million phase that includes a 20-story tower that will be the regional headquarters for Exelon Corp. The first floors of that building have just started to rise out of the...