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Advocates, council members demand affordable housing requirement at Port Covington

Advocates, council members demand affordable housing requirement at Port Covington

The debate over the massive Port Covington project turned even more heated Tuesday as community advocates and Baltimore City Council members demanded that the developer be required to provide a specific amount of affordable housing.

They said such a requirement is needed to prevent racial and economic segregation.

At stake is $660 million in bonds that Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's Sagamore Development Co. has asked the city to float for the development's infrastructure. The council's economic development committee is considering Sagamore's proposal.

"We cannot have a segregated community paid for by public funds," said City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of...

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