Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Harbor Point becomes a Cinderella story for an industrial site people once avoided

Baltimore's Harbor Point becomes a Cinderella story for an industrial site people once avoided

The pages of an old Arrow street directory state the precise location of a new harbor hotel and office building. The directory locates Wills Street “From Dock [Street] south and east of Eden.” The $117 million development there rose from its formidable foundation in the last few months, and the structure’s shape is easily visible. A line of concrete trucks assembled along the harbor and a tall construction crane also mark the spot.

Christened Wills Wharf, it is this year’s component of the ambitious Harbor Point, the 27-acre neighborhood rising between Fells Point and Harbor East. It’s a part of Baltimore that changes before your eyes. A park that was new and pristine just two years...

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