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Gov. Larry Hogan says ‘final offer’ made to settle State Center lawsuit, begins process of seeking new developer

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Photo via Google StreetView

With litigation over a long-stalled development plan for State Center apparently close to wrapping up, Gov. Larry Hogan this morning announced his administration is kicking off the process of finding a new developer to tackle an overhaul of the aged Midtown government complex.

City Council pushes General Assembly, Hogan to stick with State Center communities’ original terms

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The State Center complex off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo via Google StreetView.

Baltimore’s City Council is pressuring state legislators and Gov. Larry Hogan to “protect the participation and planning process” for the nixed redevelopment proposal for the State Center government complex.

Lead Developer of Nixed State Center Project Criticizes New Study on Redevelopment Options

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An outlined diagram of State Center. Image via Crossroads Consulting Group.

Speaking to state lawmakers on Tuesday, shortly after the release of a new study on the future redevelopment potential of Baltimore’s State Center complex, developer Caroline Moore blasted the Hogan administration for gutting her firm’s $1.5 billion redevelopment project and commissioning a study whose recommendations were similar to her company’s years-old plan.

All-Star Design Team Selected to Study Expansion of Baltimore Convention Center, Replacement of Royal Farms Arena; Scope of State Center Study Increased

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The Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor.

State officials have picked a team of top designers to study the possibility of expanding the Baltimore Convention Center and replacing Royal Farms Arena downtown, and have broadened the scope of a separate study regarding the future of State Center.

Is Baltimore Open for Business?

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One of Governor Hogan’s key messages is that “Maryland is open for business.” 

Costello Urges Hogan to ‘Return to the Negotiating Table” for State Center Development Plan

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Image of State Center via Google StreetView

Concerned about the possibility of 3,000 state employees leaving Baltimore, City Councilman Eric Costello wants Gov. Larry Hogan to come up with an acceptable development plan for the 28-acre State Center renewal area.

Is Metro West Angling to Take State Center’s Tenants?

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A rendering of a proposed parking garage at Metro West, via Greene Street Ventures and Design Collective

Are all the office tenants at State Center moving to Metro West?

Top Stories: Williams Sonoma Joins Stores Departing Downtown Towson, Sagamore Pendry to Open March 21, A $2 Million Townhouse in Little Italy

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The top story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ weekly real estate development column, which led with the news that yet another store is leaving downtown Towson. The kitchenware and home furnishings retailer Williams Sonoma, located in Towson Town Center, has posted signs on its windows indicating it plans to close.

With $1.5 Billion Redevelopment Plan Canceled, State Center to be Studied for an Arena

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An artist’s rendering of the stalled redevelopment design for State Center, via Profiles

Instead of having a grocery store and housing and offices, the State Center redevelopment area may one day have a sports arena.

Saying “NO” to State Center is Saying “NO” to Baltimore

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Our community could only watch as Governor Hogan slipped a last-minute agenda item into the final Board of Public Works’ meeting of 2016, pulling the plug on the State Center Redevelopment Project. With little explanation and no public comment, the State of Maryland flushed a project down the drain, taking a lot more down with it than most realize.

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