News Roundup: Hogan's Blight Elimination; Senate Race Update and Port Covington Becomes Plank City | WYPR

News Roundup: Hogan's Blight Elimination; Senate Race Update and Port Covington Becomes Plank City

Jan 8, 2016

An aerial view of Port Covington, the location of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's enormous development plan.

  This week on the Friday News Roundup: Governor Hogan unveiled this week a $700 million dollar plan to eliminate blight across Baltimore City. Four thousand properties have been identified as vacant and will be demolished, beginning with a block in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood. We get reaction to the governor’s controversial plan from urban designer Klaus Philipsen and activist Lucky Crosby.

Then, Baltimore Sun’s John Fritze brings us up to speed on the race to fill the Senate seat left by the retiring Barbara Mikulski. Who’s ahead, and has Elijah Cummings missed his chance to contend?

Plus news headlines from the Baltimore Business Journal. Melody Simmons tells us about Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s development vision for Port Covington.