BALTIMORE—The Downtown Partnership of Baltimoreis seeking state as well as private funding to replace theMcKeldin Plaza foundation with a park.

The planned improvement of the area including the demolition ofthe deteriorating fountain and the creation of a park that wouldinclude a “basic water feature” would be approximately $3.5million, according to Downtown Partnership President KirbyFowler.

“It is the entry point into downtown,” Fowler says. “Formillions of visitors the first thing they see when they arrive atConway and Light is the back of Harborplace and an old fountainthat doesn't work.”

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John Jordan

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