Update: 923-927 Washington Boulevard

These properties are scheduled to be demolished July 1, 2015. One other property on this block was demolished (a large corner building) and the parcel will be turned into a fenced parking lot for the short term. Hopefully someone will eventually purchase the lot and build something to benefit the surrounding neighborhood. In the meantime, […]

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Update: 2056-2058 Harford Road

Demolition has begun on this vacant property (yes, with permits), and the mural is gone — nice to see they left the ownership information, however.  (Original post on this property). Hopefully this property will be turned into something that benefits the community!

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Update: 400 block of E 20th Street

Two and a half years after writing about this blighted, deserted block — it has been demolished.  From yesterday’s press release: Today’s demolition makes way for the Barclay Phase II rental community, part of a larger comprehensive revitalization plan for the Barclay/ Midway/Old Goucher (BMOG) neighborhood. The BMOG Plan includes the multi-phased redevelopment of 322 […]

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1601, 1603, 1605, 1607, 1609 W Lanvale Street

Property Address:  1601, 1603, 1605, 1607, and 1609 W Lanvale Street, Baltimore MD 21217 Property Owner (1601): Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Property Owner (1603): 10th Baltimore Acquisition, 32 Springhill Farm Court, Cockeysville, MD 21030/3 Greenwood Place #208, Baltimore, MD 21208  Resident Agent:  Muhammed Javed Nasir. Property Owner (1605): […]

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WWJD? 1520 Hollins Street: Owner Demolishing Interior Without Permits, Damaging Home Next Door

Property Address:  1520 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 Property Owner:  Jeanne Allert and Christopher Spoonire, same address/3727 Church Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. City Council District and Contact:  District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes Neighbors in the community report this owner started […]

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Link Roundup

If you haven’t been reading the “Living Apart” series on ProPublica, you’re really missing out.  The series is about fair housing in the US, and how things went terribly wrong, despite the best intentions of lawmakers on both sides of the fence.  You can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Baltimore City demolished […]

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Link Roundup

“Stealing Trust”, an award-winning film by John Spillane, will be shown in Frederick on Wednesday, at 7 PM.  The film documents victims of mortgage fraud across Maryland. Lorain, Ohio is using an interesting method to move vacant homes to demolition — search warrants. Kenneth Koehler of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, in a […]

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Update: Say Goodbye to 1001 Hillen Street!

Nice to see one of Baltimore’s blighted properties is gone.  1001 Hillen Street, owned by Patrick Curran, whose building in Fells Point collapsed and caused traffic mayhem, is now gone! Many thanks to reader “Rusty” who contributed the photos and info!

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