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  • Writer's pictureKlaus Philipsen

Lutherville: Why "lovely suburbia" is in fact the cause of many troubles

“Why can’t we just keep our lovely suburbia?” (Resident, Greater Timonium Community Council in a public meeting)


Sometimes real life provides quotes that are better than anything you can make up. The above exclamation is such a case. It is a headscratcher for the fact that few people would America's standard edition suburb as a thing of beauty. Especially if one knows the 13 acres of land in question that caused this exclamation, a largely defunct shopping Center between York Road and the Central Light Rail in Lutherville, the shopping center as well as the LRT station known as the Lutherville Station. Ok, the shopping center is a sea of asphalt, no green, non descript boxy buildings, in short: It is ugly. And so is pretty much everything else lining York Road a mile south or a mile north.


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