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Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington
Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington

Fifteen years after the city approved a plan to build a Wal-Mart in Port Covington, beside deep-water berths and close to Interstate 95, the decision still rankles those who would reserve the waterfront for marine industries. With its mostly open spaces and industrial zoning, it was one of the few places along Baltimore's harbor that could accommodate new port-related industrial development that might create the kind of blue-collar jobs on which the city was built. But a new proposal to turn the land into an Under Armour campus and mixed-use neighborhood, privately backed by the company's billionaire CEO, would take the area even further from its industrial roots. This plan,...

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