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Baltimore County allows 40 homes on former Chestnut Ridge golf course: 'No one is happy'

Baltimore County allows 40 homes on former Chestnut Ridge golf course: 'No one is happy'

When Baltimore County agreed to limit the redevelopment of a defunct golf course in Lutherville to nine homes, instead of the 100 a developer wanted, local preservationists celebrated a victory.

Neighbors of the old Chestnut Ridge Country Club and members of the Valleys Planning Council say the 2012 decision helped protect the area's character.

Now they say they are surprised — and disappointed — to learn the victory was short-lived.

The County Council has reversed the decision, and granted a request from the developer to allow dozens of homes.

"It's an environmentally sensitive site," said Liz Buxton, executive director of the Valleys...

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