Many of us hope that a new developer will reinvigorate the pavilions at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Our city’s geography urges one to that spot when walking along the water, whether from Federal Hill, Canton, or other points of origin. It is also a natural destination for visitors, including those attending football, baseball, or college basketball games. Inner Harbor patrons are not greeted by a monument to Baltimore’s achievement, but rather are reminded of our city’s struggles and are left to wonder whether the array of vacancies is attributable to the pandemic, poor management, crime, community reputation, suburban disenchantment or all of those factors.
Perspective: Baltimore as Copenhagen on the Inner Harbor? Why not?
February 24, 2023