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Tradepoint Atlantic submits development plan that could bring jobs and revenue to Baltimore County

Posted: 10:27 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 15:36:02Z

Tradepoint Atlantic has submitted a public infrastructure agreement that is supposed to create thousands of jobs and billions in economic impact, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler announced Wednesday.

The plan is for developing a vacant 3,200 acre industrial site that was a former steel mill into a "global logistics hub," Mohler's announcement said. The agreement would require the county to reimburse Tradepoint Atlantic for $34 million in road construction and $44 million in water and sewer infrastructure, Mohler's release said. The road cost would be paid through funds given to the county by the state for new projects within designated Enterprise Zones . The water and sewer infrastructure would be paid through the Metropolitan District Fund, which is designed to fund public water and sewer projects. 

The project could generate $294 million in county tax revenues through 2048, according to an analysis from RKG Associates. More than 17,000 jobs and $3 billion in economic impact may be supported through public roads, water and sewer infrastructure.

The agreement must be approved by the Baltimore County Council, who are scheduled to discuss the infrastructure plan at a Dec. 11 public work session.

“Tradepoint Atlantic has the potential to bring thousands of jobs to our county," said Council Chair Julian Jones. "The Council looks forward to thoroughly studying the agreement and hearing from all stakeholders.”