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Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point
Councilman holds up financing deal for Harbor Point

A city councilman who chairs the influential taxation committee is holding up $107 million in infrastructure financing for the Harbor Point development as he seeks more detailed information he says is needed to justify the deal. Proponents of the $1 billion project, a mixed-use waterfront development between Harbor East and Fells Point that could break ground as early as August, say Councilman Carl Stokes also is delaying the creation of badly needed jobs. "They're holding it up," said Rod Easter, president of the Baltimore Building & Construction Trades Council. "It's thousands of construction jobs. The council needs to get off its butt and get people to...