Amazon marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art fulfillment center on the site of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in eastern Baltimore County, where it employs 2,000 as well as a fleet of robots.
With Bethlehem Steel long gone, Tradepoint Atlantic, a private joint venture, is in the process of redeveloping the waterfront land in Baltimore County into a hub of e-commerce and manufacturing. Investors believe they will eventually bring 10,000 jobs and another 7,000 related jobs to the Point.
An Atlanta-based flooring company plans to open a 1.5 million square-foot distribution center at the Tradepoint Altantic development project in Sparrows Point, potentially creating 150 full-time jobs by the end of 2023.
Baltimore-area businesses weathered failed deals, layoffs, closings and restructuring in 2018. But some started new chapters by expanding or merging, and new development sprouted all over and one new industry spread like a weed.
The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved giving Tradepoint Atlantic up to $78 million to build roads, water lines and sewer pipes at the old steel mill in Sparrows Point that the company is redeveloping.
Baltimore County Council members are poised to vote Monday on what’s believed to be the largest financial assistance plan to a private company in the county — a $78 million package to help Tradepoint Atlantic build out its roads, water lines and sewer pipes.
A proposal before the Baltimore County Council that would expedite 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.
Baltimore County Council members heard from a long string of East side residents, business owners and labor leaders Tuesday who urged them to vote in favor of a $78 million assistance plan for Tradepoint Atlantic.
At the final meeting of their term on Monday, Baltimore County Council members voted to extend the county’s traffic camera program, to hire lawyers to defend zoning lawsuits brought by religious groups and to accelerate construction projects.
Tradepoint Atlantic, the industrial redevelopment of a shuttered steel mill in Baltimore County, is seeking $150 million in government financing to pay for roads, water lines and sewer pipes. Company officials say the financing is necessary to move the project forward.
As mourners paid respects to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Friday, his wife Jill told the crowd of Maryland politicos she had recently warned her husband his campaign for governor was "killing him."
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz spent nearly three decades building a strong Democratic political base only to have it cut down by his sudden death of cardiac arrest. His death will transform the Maryland governor's race.
The Maryland Transit Administration will launch a new route to the Tradepoint Atlantic development in Sparrows Point, discontinue three of its lowest-ridership commuter routes and modify more than a dozen other routes, service times and bus stops starting Sunday.
The Baltimore County Council unanimously approved legislation Monday that would open the door for public financing for the Tradepoint Atlantic development in Sparrows Point and that would allow a shooting range to open in Owings MIlls.
The Maryland Transit Administration will start running buses between Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Tradepoint Atlantic in February, satisfying a long-standing request from the industrial redevelopment site.