Pompeian Olive Oil Company Given A City Park For $1

11/15/17

For the price of $1, the city today sold Janney Street Park, a small patch of green in industrial Southeast Baltimore, to the park’s neighbor, Pompeian, Inc.

The city says it will require the olive oil maker to build a replacement park on a smaller parcel of land at a cost of $237,000 – equivalent to the “fair market value” of the Janney Street Park.

It was a deal – sealed this morning by the Board of Estimates and Mayor Catherine Pugh, who visited the Pompeian plant last week – that Cathy Gentry has been fighting against for years.

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