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Court says Baltimore County needs state approval to sell Dundalk government center

Court says Baltimore County needs state approval to sell Dundalk government center

A state appeals court this week dealt a blow to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's plan to sell an old government center in Dundalk to a developer to transform into a shopping center.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled Wednesday that the deal needs approval of top state officials — a step Gov. Larry Hogan has not been willing to take.

Kamenetz contends that redeveloping the government center will offer an economic boost for Dundalk.

Ellen Kobler, a spokeswoman for the county executive, said after the court ruling: "We remain hopeful that the Board of Public Works will do its job and approve the project."

Kamenetz decided in 2012...

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