Donald C. Fry

GBC head: Baltimore County Council should approve Tradepoint Atlantic funding proposal

GBC head: Baltimore County Council should approve Tradepoint Atlantic funding proposal

A proposal before the Baltimore County Council that will provide for the expedited construction of infrastructure at Tradepoint Atlantic, the former site of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrows Point, is a prime example of private industry collaborating with government to devise a sensible solution to a thorny issue.

Under the proposed agreement, which is scheduled for final approval by the County Council on Monday, the county will provide up to $78 million in financial assistance to Tradepoint Atlantic for the building of key infrastructure, such as roads, water and sewer lines.

The proposal cuts in half the costs of an earlier proposal that would have required a $150...

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