Photo Release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Joins Port Covington Chapter 1B Groundbreaking
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today attended the Port Covington Chapter 1B Groundbreaking event in Baltimore. The redevelopment of Port Covington is one of the largest urban renewal efforts in the nation, designed to include mixed-use development, affordable housing, retail, restored waterfront, and parks and green space. The lieutenant governor was joined by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Baltimore Mayor Jack Young, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott, and Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello, as well as representatives from local community advocacy organizations and Port Covington developers.
“As lieutenant governor, and as a Marylander, it is truly wonderful to see how the Port Covington development has grown and progressed over time,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “As a public/private partnership, this community serves as an excellent example of what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together.”
Upon its completion, the 25-year Port Covington project will include up to 18 million square feet of mixed-used development and is expected to generate thousands of new jobs and businesses for Baltimore City.