When the Presbyterian Home of Maryland announced this month that the assisted-living center would close by the end of the year, residents of Towson’s Southland Hills neighborhood lamented the loss of a neighbor that has been in operation for nearly 90 years.

But they also worry about the potential loss of green space considered a shared oasis in their residential enclave.

Amid rising development pressure around downtown Towson, the home’s neighbors are concerned that the 4.4-acre property might be sold to a developer who could cover it with townhouses. Now residents are seeking to preserve the property as an historic local resource, and elected officials are petitioning the state to potentially buy the property to protect it from redevelopment.

Source: Towson neighbors worry over fate of Presbyterian Home property – Baltimore Sun