The Chabad Jewish Center of Towson University and Goucher College is seeking to overturn a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge’s ruling that calls for the removal of a 6,614-square-foot structure in a residential Towson neighborhood within the next year.

The move is the most recent in a months-long legal standoff between the Chabad and a neighborhood in the Aigburth Manor community.

Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Susan Souder ruled on April 7 that the structure, located at 14 Aigburth Road, violated a covenant in a 1950 deed requiring structures be at least 115 feet from the road. In her 21-page opinion, Souder ordered that the Chabad must take down the structure by March 1, 2018.

Friends of Lubavitch, which owns the Chabad, filed an appeal on May 5 to Souder’s decision in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s second-highest ranking court.

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