City Councilman Carl Stokes said Monday morning he is will support a series of bills tied to the $660 million tax increment financing deal for Kevin Plank’s 266-acre Port Covington redevelopment project.

Stokes last Thursday abruptly halted a vote on the one TIF bill during the Taxation, Finance and Economic Development committee meeting, saying more time was needed to make public and review a $135.9 million community benefits agreement crafted by a group of advocates, the city and Sagamore Development.

Sagamore, the real estate arm of Plank, CEO of Under Armour Inc., is seeking the record-setting TIF in order to help fund infrastructure at Port Covington.

The community benefits agreement between the city and Sagamore Development has been a flashpoint for weeks at City Hall. At issue is affordable housing, job training and profit sharing – all topics of negotiations between the city and Sagamore along with a handful of community activists for days last month.

The $5.5 billion Port Covington development will be a mixed-use, waterfront project that is planned to hold about 14,000 residential units, retail, office and maker space. Under Armour's new 50-acre headquarter campus will be part of the South Baltimore project, but will not utilize TIF dollars.

The TIF will be used for infrastructure, such as sewers and roads.