Monday, August 10, 2015

Young's McKeldin Bill Withdrawn

According to information that AIA Baltimore received from councilman Young's office, the bill to stop demolition of the McKeldin Fountain until all phases of the project had been cleared has been withdrawn.
Council President Young, at the request of Councilman Costello, is withdrawing the Bill.  The McKeldin family and most of the businesses support the demolition and the plan Downtown Partnership is proposing. 
ZOE MICHAL, Director of Special Events and Scheduling
Office of City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young
With the bill out of the way one has to see how the Mayor and the Planning Department will handle the proceedings.  There is still a real chance that the demolition would begin before there is a resolution to traffic, lane configurations or a final design. As noted in earlier postings, that would be quite ironic because the demolition is rationalized with the lane reconfiguration that adds lanes to Light Street near Pratt, something that defeats the idea of connecting MCKeldin Plaza better to downtown.

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA

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