Forty Forest Lakes residents turn out for Friday’s anti-Kohl’s protest

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    BANV & kids stopped by to check out the No Kohl’s in Forest Hill Committee‘s protest in front of the proposed Kohl’s site Friday evening. Organizers said about 40 residents turned out when the event started, waving signs at the corner of Rock Spring Road and Osborne Parkway. The community leader and one of the authors of a letter to the editor on the subject in today’s Aegis, told me she supported the Klein family’s earlier plan to put upscale shops are restaurants at the site. She says she was one of the Forest Lakes residents who helped get legislation passed to allow restaurants to sell alcohol within 1,000 feet of a school. She said they did it because they were told the shopping center planned for the site would include the kind of stores and restaurants found in Hunt Valley and Annapolis shopping centers. While some residents opposed the plan, she says most were pleased with the earlier proposal for the site to be known as the Village at Forest Lakes because it included amenities like walking trails. It’s the big department store they don’t like. Her group has community meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 23 in the Forest Lakes Elementary School cafeteria. The proposal goes before the Harford County Development Advisory Committee at 9 a.m. on May 7.

    Click here to see a comparison of the two plans for the site to be known as the Village at Forest Lakes.

    Click here to read previous BANV posts on the Village at Forest Lakes development.