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Inner Harbor site discussed for new arena

Inner Harbor site discussed for new arena

Two of Baltimore's most prominent developers want to build an arena on piers in the Inner Harbor, a new idea that has revived perennial debate about how to replace the aging arena on the city's west side. The proposal to locate a 15,000-seat venue on piers 5 and 6 remains in the "big idea" phase," said Blake Cordish, vice president of the Cordish Cos. City leaders greeted the concept with a slew of questions about traffic, parking, engineering and cost. "It's way too early to make any evaluations," said William H. Cole IV, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., the city's quasi-public economic development arm. Mayor Stephanie...

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