While you are espousing about how terrible it is that Rosedale doesn't want low-income or Section 8 housing, you should look up Hollander Ridge ("Just saying no isn't good enough," Nov. 20).
Hollander Ridge was also in Rosedale, at Pulaski Highway and 62nd Street. It was built as housing for transplanted inner-city folks, primarily those whose homes in the Franklin/Mulberry corridor were torn down for the "Highway to Nowhere." It consisted of a high-rise, apartments and town houses.
It wasn't long before this low-income Section 8 mecca became one of the most violent, crime-ridden areas in the county. Even the property itself was being destroyed by residents who lived there for next to nothing. Neighbors moved away in droves. Property values plummeted. It became so bad that eventually the entire development was leveled and is being redeveloped as an industrial park.
Do you think maybe Rosedale is tired of this? The expression is: "Once bitten, twice shy."
Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
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