2212 Jefferson Street: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Property Address: 2212 Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

Property Owner: Land Research Associates, LLC, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Resident Agent for Land Research Associates, LLC: John Reiff, same address. (Note: This is also the same address for Mr. Reiff’s former law firm, Delaurentis Reiff and Reid).

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator: Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates: Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn, Hattie Harrison

2212 Jefferson Street

Thanks again to “Reader Rusty” for sending this picture and info — Rusty also asks an interesting question, one that echoes something I’ve often wondered about.

“So, while John Reiff is potentially losing two properties on the 500 block of N Montford, he’s still allowed to purchase this property, just two blocks down, through receivership for $5,000. What the [ahem] is wrong with this picture?”

Good question. Why does the city allow bad property owners to purchase more and more property, only to allow it to rot? I understand the city is short of cash…but really? There should be a “Do Not Sell To” list, for property owners who aren’t making improvements to their properties.

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