Gov. Larry Hogan has pledged $7.5 million beginning with $2 million in his 2018 capital budget toward the $40 million redevelopment of Lexington Market.
It was the second financing nod toward the project in a week.
"Lexington Market has a rich history in Baltimore and is important to the citizens who visit its many vendors every day," she said, in an email. "Gov. Hogan is proud to support this project, which will aid in the completion of Lexington Market’s redevelopment."
Thomas said he was pleased with the funds and called it "a vote of confidence" for the project.
"It helps us to know we are recognized at that level for the state to invest in and confirms we are pursuing the right way," he said.
Late last year, the public markets board revealed its plan to demolish the existing market at 400 W. Lexington St. and replace it with a new structure that would be 97,000 square feet. The new market would be located adjacent to a newly created urban park on the site where the current market sits.
From the BBJ