Reader Submitted Blight: 5744 Jonquil Avenue

Property Address:  5744 Jonquil Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner:  Gaspard Kepseu Djomo, 11608 Stewart Lane, Apartment 101, Silver Spring, MD 20904

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

 

Many thanks to “Reader K” for the photos and info!

Apparently the neighbors have had problems with this vacant for almost four years — it’s owned by an out-of-town slumlord who can’t be bothered to clean up the yard — which appears to be a haven for rats and trash.

The neighbors have contacted Councilwoman Spector’s office several times, only to be told “there aren’t enough complaints” about this property to do much, and since the property is privately owned, there’s not much the city can do.

Last I checked the city can send DPW workers to clean up the property, and bill the owner — if the owner doesn’t pay, the city places a lien on the property, and collects when the property is sold.  Hopefully Councilwoman Spector can get a little creative, and help to clean up this troublesome property in her district.

The neighbors have also noticed an uptick in drug activity on and around this property — additional motivation for Councilwoman Spector to nip this in the bud.

In the photos below, please note the out of control foliage, and also the lovely addition of an unsafe structure on the property — the collapsed garage.

5744 Jonquil Avenue

5744 Jonquil, more weeds that are contributing to lower quality of life for neighbors.

5744 Jonquil, side view

5744 Jonquil, collapsed garage

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  1. Pingback: Update: Residents CAN Make Changes! « Baltimore Slumlord Watch

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