Endowment to start work on brick promenade


After months of fund raising through its "Buy-A-Brick" campaign, the non-profit Baltimore Harbor Endowment will begin work April 15 on the first section of the waterfront brick promenade that it plans to build from Canton to Key Highway.

A section of the waterfront near the Belt's Landing condominium complex in Fells Point has been selected for paving with more than 2,000 bricks purchased by individuals, families and companies in support of the group's 3-year campaign.

The effort calls for 100,000 bricks, engraved with individual or corporate names, to be sold for the tax-deductible rate of $50 a piece and installed in designated segments of the waterfront. That will create a 7-mile-long, unbroken promenade from Canton to the South Baltimore peninsula.

Money raised in the campaign will go to support programs and projects that benefit the harbor and increase public access to the shoreline.

The Baltimore Harbor Endowment has set an April 5 deadline for people who still would like to buy an engraved brick and have it placed in the first section of the promenade. Businesses or groups are eligible for special rates for bulk brick purchases.

More information is available from Roxanne Zaghab, Harbor Endowment executive director, at 732-8155.

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