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- The Inner Harbor site would be closer to Camden Yards and the rest of Harborplace, helping to draw visitors to that area.
- Will at the same time replace a portion of the convention center with new exhibiting and meeting space, which can encourage more conventions per year.
- Allow for new development at the 1st Marina site.
- Potentially won't help to break up the 4-block wall that is devoid of retail space or any other life on the south side of Pratt, unless the developers add some type of retail on the Pratt and Charles street front.
- A long timeline for replacement for the 1st Marina site could leave a block-sized undeveloped plot for who knows how long. When we consider the stalled Superblock site, and the already slow development on the Westside, it could be a very long time.
- Takes away from encouraging development to the Westside, when the city should be looking at expanding downtown redevelopment instead of concentrating everything around the harbor.