In April 2017, a Circuit Court judge ruled that an addition to a building associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch of Towson, violated setback covenants and would have to be torn down by March 1, 2018.
But on Feb. 28, one day before the deadline, Friends of Lubavitch Inc., the parent organization for the Jewish outreach program, Chabad of Towson and Goucher, and which owns the property at 14 Aigburth Road, filed a motion in court to delay the tear-down order, court records show.
“Removal of the addition in advance of a final ruling on appeal is likely to cause unnecessary waste and expense,” Friends of Lubavitch’s lawyer, Kimberly Manuelides, wrote in the request.
The request asked the court to move the tear-down deadline to 90 days following the ruling on the appeal. Oral arguments for that appeal are scheduled for September this year.
The move is the latest in an ongoing legal dispute between Friends of Lubavitch, also known as Chabad, and neighbors of the property. Neighbors claimed that the addition, built in 2016, violates zoning regulations and was built under false pretenses.