A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Guest Host: Michael Schaffer
A community in rural Prince George’s County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one community. Activists and environmental groups say the location of the plant disproportionately affects the primarily African American community. The power company says the plant will be state of the art and one of the cleanest in the nation, and that the proposal went through all the proper approvals by the state. We explore the issues.
- Kamita Gray President, President of the Brandywine/TB Southern Region Neighborhood Coalition
- Neil Gormley Senior Associate Attorney, Earthjustice
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