Danger signs at Fort Howard

  • Developer Tim Munshell is pictured in front of the hospital at Fort Howard. He plans to convert the old fort into a residential and retail development area.
Developer Tim Munshell is pictured in front of the hospital… (Algerina Perna, Baltimore…)
March 20, 2012

In Alison Knezevich's recent article on Fort Howard ("Fort Howard multi-use project marches on," March 18), there are many red flags that should alarm not only the citizens of the area but other communities who face the same peril.

In numerous editorials, The Sun has expressed concern over the cozy relationship between developers and politicians, and this proposed development is no different except its supporters are waving the veterans flag around it to gather public support.

Some of the troubling issues include the failed promises of the developers to inform the community of the required studies and meetings and the fact the residents have filed a Notice of Intent with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that must be addressed, despite Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger's rhetoric to the contrary, before a shovel goes in the ground.

Buzz Beeler, Dundalk

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