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 filed for receivership of this property back in 2011, and they filed to foreclose on the property in 2013.  I have to wonder how much taxpayer money it’s cost thus far to take this property, and whether that amount exceeds the actual value (now and in the future) of this property.

There are no easy solutions to the vacancy problem, despite what some may think.  I just have to wonder about the motivation of someone who purchases a property in our city, only to leave it to rot?  Why bother?  And why foist this nuisance onto the neighbors?

517 N Port Street, on the right.  Note the attractive rehabbed home next door -- would you want to live next to this eyesore?
517 N Port Street, on the right. Note the attractive rehabbed home next door — would you want to live next to this eyesore?