Baltimore court MOU signed

The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) and the Circuit Court for Baltimore City have signed a memorandum of understanding to procure the Courthouse Complex.

Both parties have signed the agreement for the MSA to serve as the Circuit Court’s representative in the procurement process. 

The MSA confirmed to P3 Bulletin that it “will be meeting with our partners in the next month to discuss next steps”. The MSA board of directors’ next meeting is scheduled for October 31. 

The MSA will issue a request for information to determine the interest of prospective bidders, and then advise on procurement options to contract with a developer team, including a possible P3.

The current complex consists of two buildings in downtown Baltimore: the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, which opened in 1900, and Courthouse East, which opened in 1932.  

Meanwhile, Maryland government officials including Governor Larry Hogan, and backers of the Purple Line, have welcomed the Marriott group’s decision to build a $600m new headquarters office and hotel complex in downtown Bethesda. Marriott president Arne Sorenson cited ‘access to a range of transportation options’ as part of the reason the hotel giant’s HQ is to remain in Montgomery County. The light rail transit system will run through the county.