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Ben Jealous vows to end lawsuit against State Center developer if elected Maryland governor

Ben Jealous vows to end lawsuit against State Center developer if elected Maryland governor

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous released a new policy paper Tuesday focused on moving ahead quickly with the State Center redevelopment project in West Baltimore.

If elected governor, Jealous pledged to drop the state’s lawsuit against the previous developer of State Center, Ekistics LLC; renegotiate a pricey lease agreement that Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says is too expensive; and green-light a redevelopment plan backed by a dozen community groups near the project.

“With the redevelopment plan already so far along, the quickest and most fiscally responsible way to break ground is to continue working with the current developer, Ekistics,” Jealous...

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