Foreclosure filed against Turner's Westport property

Citigroup alleges developer owes $31.8 million

  • The Westport area seen from the air.
The Westport area seen from the air. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd…)
November 26, 2012|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. has filed a foreclosure case against the development group that was planning to revitalize the waterfront in Baltimore's Westport community.

Companies affiliated with developer Patrick Turner borrowed $30 million from Citigroup in 2007 to finance a massive mixed-use development along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River's western shore, just south of Interstate 95.

In a court filing last week, Citigroup alleged that Turner's companies owe $31.8 million on that loan and therefore the bank is moving to foreclose on the property.

Citigroup appointed local trustees for the land in July, signaling that they were considering a foreclosure filing.

Turner, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday, said in September that he is seeking new financing and still intends to move forward with the urban renewal project.

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