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State senator wades into contentious battle over Northwood Plaza redevelopment

State senator wades into contentious battle over Northwood Plaza redevelopment

A long-awaited, $50 million redevelopment of the dilapidated Northwood Plaza shopping center in Northeast Baltimore could be scaled back significantly after opposition emerged to planned Morgan State University student housing on the site.

While some nearby residents oppose the proposed scale of the student housing, others worry the developer could walk away from the project entirely. University officials, meanwhile, are scrambling to find alternate housing for hundreds of students.

State Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who represents the area, vowed the student housing would not be built and filed a bill late last week to block Morgan State's Board of Regents from signing any...

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