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In Midtown, plans to turn wasteland into wonderland
In Midtown, plans to turn wasteland into wonderland

Walk through a graffiti-tagged corridor, under a light rail bridge, past the cars hurtling down the Jones Falls Expressway and you've entered what some believe could become a wonderland. A group called Section 1 envisions a skate park built under a labyrinth of highway support columns. They see concrete walls as canvases for street artists. A weedy lot, the setting for food truck rallies and art fairs. And an overgrown field near CSX tracks could hold a concert stage with space for an audience of thousands. They hope to turn this hidden 31/2-acre lot, tucked between Mount Vernon and Bolton Hill, into what they believe would be the world's largest art park. "This is...