Reader-Submitted Blight: 2725 to 2731 W North Avenue

Many thanks to Reader N for this submission!

Property Address:  2725, 2727, 2729, and 2731 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Property Owner (2725):  NB11 Business Trust, PO Box 32118, Baltimore, MD 21282/5616 Park Heights Avenue, 21215 (A Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity.)

Resident Agent for NB11 Business Trust:  Charles “Bud” Runkles, same address.

2725 W North Avenue has been owned by three separate Rochkind entities — N.B.S., Inc., N-1, Inc., and now NB11 Business Trust.  The property has been owned by Stanley Rochkind’s companies since the 1990s.

Property Owner (2727):  Greta Dat and Indroutie Raghoubie, 8634 Somerset Street, Jamaica, NY 11432

Property Owner (2729):  Andrew J. Depaola, 15141 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

Property Owner (2731):  This property was recently sold (November 2012) by yet another Stanley Rochkind-controlled entity, NB4 Business Trust.  It was previously owned by N.B.S., Inc., which also owned 2725 W North Avenue.

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara Robinson, Shawn Tarrant, Frank Conaway, Jr.

It’s interesting to note that 2727 and 2729 are incorrectly marked — as 2726 and 2728, and neither of those addresses exist.

2725 to 2731 W North Avenue

2725 to 2731 W North Avenue



    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      Yes, I imagine they were beautiful in their heyday. 2723 was recently purchased by a seemingly decent property owner…hopefully it will be renovated soon, which is why I didn’t include it on the blog post.

  1. Pete from Highlandtown

    Im a patriotic American.So i hate to say this.But i can honestly not think of any other industrialised nation that would a street as prominent as North Ave stay extremely blighted for years and years.

    Large parts of North Ave look like Germany in 1945.The difference being , that Germany had fixed up most of its bombed out buildings by the mid 50s and pretty much all of them by the 1960s.Whereas huge parts of Baltimore have remained blighted since the 1980s, 70s and even since the 68 riots.

    The equivilant would be if Germany had not fixed up thier bombed out houses by 1985 .

    A lot of these houses in Baltimore have literally been rotting for 40 years now

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