Don't touch Fells Point promenade [Letter]

  • This is Recreation Pier in Fells Point. Kevin Plank of Under Armour has plans to redevelop the long-vacant site as a hotel.
This is Recreation Pier in Fells Point. Kevin Plank of Under… (Algerina Perna / Baltimore…)
June 13, 2014

It is very disturbing news to read in The Sun that the Citizen's Promenade walking area in Fells Point will be done away with by a decision coming from the Board of Estimates this coming Wednesday without any consultation with the Promenade Committee ("Kevin Plank's Recreation Pier hotel plan moves forward," June 9).

We know what the vote will be 3-to-2 because Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake controls the board and she always gets her way when it comes to "money over citizens." Someone should speak up and come to the aid of citizens who want to preserve their waterfront park, the seven-mile promenade along the Baltimore harbor. This is our equivalent of New York's Central Park, and we need to preserve this treasure rather than yield to "big business."

Ray Bahr, Baltimore

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