11 S Conkling Street: Major Code Violations

Update: As of January 12, all code violations have been fixed, and the tenants now have heat. ——————————————— Property Address:  11 S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 Property Owner: 2042 Kennedy Avenue, LLC, Baltimore, MD 21224 Managing Member/Resident Agent for 2042 Kennedy Avenue, LLC: Anthony E. Kelley, 504 S Newkirk Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 (Company […]

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City Drops Ball, Citizens Go Public on Facebook, City Says “Don’t Do That”.

Residents in one Baltimore neighborhood have been complaining about one house for months. 311 calls, online complaints, emails to Councilman Curran’s office — and nothing was done…until the residents banded together on their neighborhood’s Facebook group, as reported by the Baltimore Brew. For months, the residents of the home were dumping human waste into the […]

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Update: New Properties on the Block

A bunch of properties featured on the blog will be auctioned off at the end of the month — hopefully they’ll go to owners will will do something with them, and not people who will continue to let them deteriorate. Many thanks to the attorneys at Baltimore Housing for their hard work getting these properties […]

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1923 W Fairmount Avenue

Property Address:  1923 W Fairmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Real Estate Development Company, LLC, 41 Simmons Lane, Severna Park, MD 21146 Resident Agent for Real Estate Development Company, LLC: Thomas G. Cesky, same address City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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1909 W Fairmount Avenue

Note:  This home is currently going through the receivership process.  While not as dramatic as being run out of town by the state attorney general, I have noticed many more of this slumlord’s homes are going into receivership — hopefully this trend continues. Property Address:  1909 W Fairmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Compound […]

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Update: 310 N Franklintown Road

This property, one of many owned by shell entities created by slumlord Stanley Rochkind and his associates, went through the receivership process, and will soon be auctioned off — hopefully to someone who will actually maintain the property and not allow it to fall into ruin. See the property and the original post (from January […]

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A Community’s Success! 4817 Arabia Avenue

I’m absolutely thrilled to report that 4817 Arabia Avenue has finally been purchased and renovated — and a beautiful renovation it is!  This success story happened because the neighbors banded together and made sure this home didn’t continue as an eyesore — and also through the hard work of our Housing attorneys and Code Enforcement […]

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Update: 517 N Port Street

Unfortunately, this is another property where there’s not much to report — it’s still a boarded-up eyesore, devoid of a responsible owner.  You can read the original post here. However, it does serve as a reminder that the taking of a property by the City is not always a quick and easy process.  Baltimore Housing […]

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Update: 1250 Glyndon Avenue

This property was featured on the blog in February of 2010 and has remained vacant ever since.  On January 8, Baltimore Housing filed a receivership petition against its owner, Rex Frost, who owns other blighted homes across the city — hopefully this property will soon go to an owner who will actually do something with […]

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Update: 344 S Robinson

Baltimore Housing filed a receivership petition on this property (view original post here) on January 6, against its current owner, New Community Partners, LLC. New Community Partners acquired the property from its previous owner in August of 2012, and apparently did nothing with it.  The only current permit on this property, which expires next month, […]

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