FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Some in a small community of 9 homes on Old Fort Road in Fort Washington have already left. Others are having a harder time of it because they don’t have the resources or money to pick up and go.
Maryland Casino LLC, a subsidiary of Greenwood Racing, is proposing to build an $800 million casino, hotel and entertainment venue on the Prince George’s County land. As a result, the residents of the community near the intersection of Old Fort Road and Indian Head Highway were given a 40-day notice to vacate.
A man identifying himself as a resident of one of the homes told WNEW’s Karen Adams that the casino, the county and even the landowner stand to gain from the sale, but families and individuals living there are upset that they’ve been giving so little time and no resources to move.