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One development divides Roland Park

Jun 13, 2017

T-shirts created by residents of the Roland Park community opposed to the Planned Unit Development proceedings.
Credit Dominique Maria Bonessi

Plans for a 157-unit apartment building in Roland Park has split community residents. And it came to a head yesterday as the city council gave preliminary approval to a bill to allow the project at Falls Road and Northern Parkway.

As the vote was taken opponents of the project, wearing white T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan, "Don't OVERLOOK Us,"  stood up and disrupted the meeting. Jack Young, city council president, banged his gavel, telling the residents they were out of order and they left.

WYPR's Dominic Maria Bonessi joined Morning Edition host Nathan Sterner by phone to talk about the project and the opposition.