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Demolished Basketball Court Won’t Be Rebuilt

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A basketball court in Annapolis that was demolished by a developer last year won’t be replaced.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that city officials thought the court at Annapolis Gardens, which was
destroyed to make way for a new management office and parking lot, would be rebuilt with public funds. The city had committed about $130,000 for the project.

But Judith Siegel, the chairwoman of developer Landex Corp., says that won’t happen. Her 50-year lease calls for redeveloping and managing the public housing community.

City spokeswoman Rhonda Wardlaw said the city was preparing for the facility to be rebuilt as a basketball court.

But Siegel instead wrote to Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen, saying there were suitable recreational facilities available at a nearby middle school, that basketball courts can attract unruly teenagers, and that it didn’t make sense to use public funds on a basketball court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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