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Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel

Looking for ways to improve Inner Harbor

Looking for ways to improve Inner Harbor

City leaders hope that by this time next year they'll have returned from Annapolis with funds to put toward making the Inner Harbor what its original designers intended it to be — "a playground for Baltimoreans."

"The city has changed so much since the original development of the Inner Harbor," said Laurie Schwartz, executive director of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc., a nonprofit that manages and advocates for the city's waterfront.

It's time to evaluate the Inner Harbor and decide what needs to be done to sustain it as a vibrant part of the city, she said. Enhancements should be made so the area can accommodate a growing downtown...