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Baltimore inner harbor makeover

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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 stage, outdoor dining, a garden and a playground. It also calls for a bridge connecting Pier 6 and Rash Field.

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

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

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