2012 Olympics group finds its home base

Maryland Watch

November 25, 1998

The Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition has secured office space on the sixth floor of the International Square Building in Washington.

The 2,300-square-foot building at 1875 I St. N.W. has been donated by Carr Realty for the Olympic coalition's use over the next two years. Offices are to be completed by Jan. 1.

"We're, of course, very appreciative of the donation, but also excited now to have a home base within which to grow our operation and really take on the next phase of this work," said Dan Knise, president and CEO of the coalition.

Construction services, furniture and office equipment are being contributed by area companies.

Also this week, the Baltimore City Council approved a resolution showing the endorsement of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and the council that is a bid requirement. A similar resolution goes to a vote in Washington on Tuesday.

Washington-Baltimore is competing against San Francisco; Dallas; Cincinnati; Houston; New York; Seattle; Tampa-Orlando, Fla.; and Los Angeles. The United States Olympic Committee chooses a U.S. city in 2002.

Pub Date: 11/25/98

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