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Canton Screams NIMBY at Proposed Red Line.
April 27, 2009, 2:59 pm
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Baltimore Red Line OppositionNot In My Back Yard!

That is what the residents of Baltimore’s upscale Canton neighborhood are saying in response to the proposed East-West Red Line light rail, which is the city’s current public transportation priority.

According to a recent article by Michael Dresser in the Baltimore Sun, Canton residents want the light rail to pass underground or not at all.  Dresser states that in the current plan, known as Alternate 4-C, “The line would run in a tunnel under downtown and Fells Point. But it would rise from the depths on Aliceanna Street and run on the surface along Boston Street – the broad avenue that separates the luxury waterfront development to the south from the trendy night spots and the Safeway and Starbucks on the north.”

Canton is organizing to oppose this plan and several residents Dresser interviewed shared their disapproval.  Dresser reports, “Ben Rosenberg, a lawyer who lives along the Canton waterfront, is convinced that Alternative 4-C would ‘debase’ if not ‘destroy’ his neighborhood.”

For the full Baltimore Sun article, CLICK HERE.