Maryland Supreme Court Rules on Freeway Airport Development

(Annapolis, MD) — Maryland’s highest court has sided with developers who are planning to convert a Prince George’s County airport into housing. By a 4-to-3 decision, the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling. The question involves a change in zoning of land that is currently home to Freeway Airport, which opens the door for development. Some area residents are opposed to the plan, concerned that the existing road could not handle increased traffic from such a development. In its decision, the high court noted the project furthers, quote, “a valid public interest” due to the safety concerns raised.