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Maryland voids leases for long-stalled State Center project, plans to study other options

Maryland voids leases for long-stalled State Center project, plans to study other options

Gov. Larry Hogan pledged Wednesday to work with city officials to craft a new plan for the State Center after canceling the planned $1.5 billion redevelopment that was expected to revitalize midtown Baltimore.

The Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday to void the leases that underpinned the state's agreement with the developer of the 28-acre site near North Eutaw Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The Republican Hogan, backed by Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, pulled the plug on the project as envisioned under Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat.

"Our administration is absolutely committed to the redevelopment of the...

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