Call to ACTION at the BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORP. (BDC)
Baltimore Development Corporation(BDC
36 S. Charles St.
Richie Armstrong from Community Churches United just sent this out. There is a really important and time sensitive fight going on right now around local hiring for the Superblock project. The rally is taking place this coming Wednesday the 27th at 11:00am at the BDC's office, 36 S. Charles St.
Also, keep your calendars open for Wednesday July 11th when the issue of the Superblock PILOT is scheduled to come before City Council.
It is that time again, time for us to let our voices be heard. We will be taking action against Baltimore Development Corporation(BDC), SuperBlock Partnership, and the Dawson Company. The SuperBlock is a $152 million project that is slated to have 296 residential rental units, 217,444 square feet of retail space, and a 650-space parking garage set to be built in the Lexington Market area . Atlanta- based Dawson Co, who will be the "GC" on this project has asked the city for a tax break(PILOT). On May 10th the Planning Commission recommended adoption of the PILOT, but with the stipulation that would include "an expectation of jobs for city residents." At stake according to BDC's analysis is, 634 construction jobs, as well as 2300 other jobs related to the finished product. This project is slated to last at minimum, 24 months. The Board of Estimates and City Council will have the final say in regards to inserting a local hiring standard as part of the PILOT agreement. We must let all parties know that we are demanding our inclusion in the development of this project, with that being said, we will be meeting at 36 S. Charles St. on June 27 at 11am. BDC's office is located in the black and glass building directly behind the Mechanic Center. Please come out and support the fight for jobs. Remember, "UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG" If you have any questions please give me a call, and pass the message along, see you all at the rally.
Community Churches United
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