Camp David Neighbors Fight Historic Designation to Keep Out Scientology-Backed Center - 2015-05-20

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F37.png Camp David Neighbors Fight Historic Designation to Keep Out Scientology-Backed Center May 20, 2015, Andrew Siddons, New York Times

Soon, the local council will vote on whether Trout Run should be on the register of historic places of Frederick County, Md., a seemingly simple decision about preservation that has turned into a strange fight about what the property might become.

Since 2013, Trout Run has been owned by the real estate arm of the Church of Scientology. Now Narconon, a drug-treatment program with ties to the church, wants to turn the property into a group home for recovering addicts. Zoning laws would normally prohibit that use in this location, but Narconon found a loophole in a local ordinance intended to encourage the reuse of historic properties.


{{cite news | first = Andrew | last = Siddons | title = Camp David Neighbors Fight Historic Designation to Keep Out Scientology-Backed Center | url = http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/us/scientology-narconon-trout-run-maryland.html?_r=0 | work = New York Times | date = May 20, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}