Sharon Green Middleton

Baltimore council committee backs tax break to spur redevelopment of Northwood plaza

Baltimore council committee backs tax break to spur redevelopment of Northwood plaza

At the request of Morgan State University, a Baltimore City Council committee on Thursday voted unanimously to support millions in tax breaks that officials say will spur redevelopment of the Northwood Plaza shopping center.

The 4-0 vote of the committee — which sends the matter to the full City Council on Monday — came over the objection of local union officials and City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, who represents the area.

“Morgan State has asked for the city’s support,” said City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton, chairwoman of the taxation, finance and economic development committee. “I am in full support of the project.”

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