Oh So Pretty We’re Vacant

Spent part of the afternoon at the city’s failed Old Town Mall, a pedestrian mall with no intuitive access points, and clusters of vacant buildings. The city has been trying to redevelop this property for years — with no progress. At present, it’s an open-air drug market and a haven for trash and grime. Hopefully […]

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Link Roundup

Housing sales are down, but mortgage fraud is up in the 2nd quarter of 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Housing prices rose in Detroit, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Index — while in most metro areas, housing prices declined.  (Link opens a PDF) Speaking of Detroit — Mayor Bing is cracking down on […]

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Phase One of $85 Million Barclay Redevelopment Begins

From the HABC press release: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attended the groundbreaking for the first phase of a major redevelopment initiative in Baltimore’s Barclay/ Old Goucher neighborhood.   The $85 million dollar redevelopment plan for the neighborhood was developed by community residents, neighborhood organizations, local developers, neighborhood social service providers, and city officials, in collaboration with urban/housing […]

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