New vision for Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to be revealed

View of a portion of Baltimore's Inner Harbor as seen from the Baltimore Aquarium. June 16, 2012 photo by G. Edward Johnson (http://EdwardJohnson.com), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

View of a portion of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as seen from the Baltimore Aquarium. June 16, 2012 photo by G. Edward Johnson (http://EdwardJohnson.com), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Officials are planning a makeover for Baltimore’s 40-year-old Inner Harbor.

The Daily Record reports that the plans to upgrade the downtown attraction, called Inner Harbor 2.0, will be unveiled Wednesday.

A top priority of the plan is making Rash Field a “destination park” with a kayak launch, a performance stage, outdoor dining, a sculpture garden and a playground.

The plan is based on a study that found the Inner Harbor attracted 14 million visitors in 2012. It calls for upgrading the waterfront promenade, adding green space, establishing bike sharing stations and a new entrance at McKeldin Plaza.

No cost estimates have been prepared to fund the plan sponsored by the Waterfront Partnership and the Greater Baltimore Committee, but state funds have been requested to fund Rash Field renovations.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com

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View of a portion of Baltimore's Inner Harbor as seen from the Baltimore Aquarium. June 16, 2012 photo by G. Edward Johnson (http://EdwardJohnson.com), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

View of a portion of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as seen from the Baltimore Aquarium. June 16, 2012 photo by G. Edward Johnson (http://EdwardJohnson.com), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.