Camden Crossing development lots go into foreclosure, hit the auction block in December, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Backstory on Camden Crossing — the environmental issues are truly frightening. (Link opens a PDF)

Also in the BBJ, Baltimore City median home prices fell in 2011 to $82,000. Houses are selling faster, but they’re selling cheaper — a sign that desperate sellers are ready to flee?

Federal funding for rehabbing vacants — should it go to investors, nonprofits, or homeowners?

NYT Opinion piece — The Death of the Fringe Suburb

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed – Overdue Justice for Lead Paint Victims

Vacant houses as art, in Cleveland.