What’s the controversy with the Roland Water Tower in Hoes Heights? | The Maryland Curiosity Bureau

Published 12/5/2022 2:30 p.m. EST

Roland Water Tower in historic neighborhood Hoes Heights in Baltimore, Maryland on August 18,2022

Have you seen that Rapunzel-looking brick tower next to the Hoes Heights neighborhood in North Baltimore? It just got restored, and everyone agrees it looks beautiful. That’s pretty much where the good feelings end. Now there’s a bitter argument over what’s going to happen to the little plot of land around the tower. Some folks want a park. Others want access roads. Baltimore Banner reporter Jasmine Vaughn-Hall joins the podcast to unpack how a seemingly innocent planning project has re-aggravated some long-standing racial wounds in a historically Black neighborhood.

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