Cordish gets go-ahead for Baltimore casino


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Baltimore-based developer the Cordish Cos. was given approval Thursday to start work on its planned $500 million Maryland Live casino near the Arundel Mills mall, near Baltimore, Md.

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said the county’s planning and zoning department approved site plans submitted by Cordish subsidiary PPE Casino Resorts Maryland LLC on Tuesday. That approval clears the way for the company to seek additional permits for grading and building construction, putting Maryland Live! on track for an initial opening in late 2011 and for final completion a year later.

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