Judge Upholds Zoning Board Approval of York Road Crematorium

Residents fighting a proposed human crematorium in North Baltimore have lost their bid to have the Circuit Court reverse the city Zoning Board’s approval of the facility.

Neighbors of Vaughn Greene Funeral Services at 4905 York Road, where the crematorium is planned, argued last year that the facility – to be located 200 feet from the closest home – would subject them to fine particulates, heavy metals and other toxic emissions.

Judge Lawrence P. Fletcher-Hill concluded they “failed to establish any significant increase in risk to human health from emissions produced during the limited operation of the proposed crematorium.”