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Peter Franchot
State Center debate
State Center debate

State legislative analysts have raised some valid questions about the O'Malley administration's plans to move forward with a long-delayed public-private partnership to redevelop the aging State Center office complex into a mixed-use, transit oriented development. In the years that this project has languished due to litigation and other delays, its details have changed and so have the state's finances. Some important elements of the plan, such as the precise size and nature of city tax breaks promised to make the project feasible, remain undefined. Some state lawmakers who were briefed by the Department of Legislative Services last week are questioning whether further decisions...