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Westport parcels to go to auction Wednesday

Westport parcels to go to auction Wednesday

A roughly 43-acre group of waterfront properties in Westport is slated to go to foreclosure auction Wednesday, opening up new possibilities for the land, once proposed for an ambitious development of homes, offices and shopping, with new ownership. It is the third time an auction has been scheduled for one or more of the parcels, located on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River and assembled by developer Patrick Turner starting in 2004 with an eye toward creating a second Inner Harbor. Turner used the property to secure a $30 million loan, which came due in 2010. Bankruptcy suits staved off earlier foreclosures, but Judge Robert A. Gordon in November dismissed the case, saying he saw...