Westfield Neighborhood Improvement Association (WNIA)
Community Impact Letters
JJ Royston LLC has filed paperwork with the Planning Commission to develop five houses at the end of Royston Ave. The development would clear-cut a one-acre forest patch, and build houses on the historically important 1773 Christopher Cemetery, without surveying to identify existing graves! Most grave markers are gone, but archaeologists estimate that between 50-90 burials could be desecrated if the development moves forward without oversight. Some residents also express concern that the construction will disrupt the underground stream running beneath the property, possibly leading to water damage. WNIA is collecting Community Impact Letters to submit to the Planning Commission. Below is a template you can build from to voice your concerns. Please submit your letter to Matthew.DeSantis@baltimorecity.gov and cc WNIA's letter archive at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Commission will continue to accept letters up until the hearing, which will likely take place after the holidays.
Royston Gardens Sample Community Impact Letter
The Case Against the Royston Gardens Development
WNIA's Letter of Opposition