Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a proposal to sell four city-owned parking garages to generate cash for urgent priorities and infrastructure Monday.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake expects new legislation to sell the parking garages to generate $40 million to $60 million. The proceeds would be used for urgent priorities, such as eliminating blight, without adding to the city's debt.
The announcement came as Rawlings-Blake and members of the City Council will opened the city's first new recreation center built in 10 years. The Morrell Park Community Center features a gymnasium, fitness room and outdoor green space.
It's the first recreation center to be built from the ground since a 2010 taskforce recommended a transformation of the city's aging recreation centers.