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Neighbors voice concern about proposed development near Lake Roland

Neighbors voice concern about proposed development near Lake Roland

With hundreds of wooded acres, walking trails and a dog park, Lake Roland Park has served as a green retreat for Robert Macht and others for years.

Now a Baltimore developer's plan to turn a sleepy Falls Road shopping strip that backs into the park into a bustling "village," with restaurants, offices and six-story apartment building, has Macht and others worried about the project's impact on the increasingly popular park, the environment and traffic.

"You're going to the park. You want to commune with nature. It's beautiful and undisturbed, and now there's going to be this enormous building," said Macht, 58, who visits the park almost daily. "This...

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