SGA will never be an effective representative of students because UMD is not a democracy.
The council will send a letter against the plan, which would bring high-density affordable housing and a walkable community area to the woods.
The City Council has until Feb. 2 to draft concerns and present them to the Prince George's County Council.
Residents say the changes could deforest Guilford Woods and exacerbate gentrification in Langley Park.
As the Western Gateway Development project threatens the possible destruction of Guilford Woods, students and community members gather on Mckeldin Mall to protest the destruction of natural land. As of Oct. 28, the project is halted while the university further examines the land’s environmental importance. Filmed by Sage Levy and Amelia Jarecke. Edited by Sage Levy.
La respuesta negativa al desarrollo ha crecido este semestre, con oponentes que critican severamente a la universidad por apoyar un desarrollo que causaría deforestación.
The university will continue to study Guilford Woods to address environmental concerns related to the proposed development.
Backlash to the development has grown this semester, with opponents blasting the university for standing by a development that would cause deforestation.