The Ongoing Battle with 214 S Eaton Street

Property Address: 214 S Eaton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Property Owner: 214 South Eaton Street, LLC, 9117 Orbitan Road, Baltimore, MD 21234 (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing.)

Resident Agent for 214 S Eaton Street, LLC: Mark Lugenbeel, 3600 Roland Avenue, #300, Baltimore, MD 21211

City Council District and Contact: District 2, Brandon Scott

State Senator (District 46):  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates (District 46): Luke H. Clippinger, Peter A. Hammen, Brooke E. Lierman

A neighbor who lives near this home contacted us about the condition of the property. People have been breaking in via the rear fence, and the rear yard has become overgrown with weeds. It’s also a haven for trash and rats.

The home used to be a typical Baltimore rowhome as seen in the photo here (house on the right):

The house on the right is 214 S Eaton Street, before its "transformation"...

The house on the right is 214 S Eaton Street, before its “transformation”…

Here’s what someone thought would be an appropriate “rehab” of this rowhome in Highlandtown (again, it’s the home on the far right):

214 S Eaton Street, home on the far right.

214 S Eaton Street, home on the far right.

For whatever reason, I can’t imagine, the house never sold. Now it’s become a mess in the rear and a nuisance property. Here are a few photos of the rear of the property:

Fence has been propped up by vagrants/vandals

Fence has been propped up by vagrants/vandals

Weeds in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Weeds in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

Trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

More trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

More trash in the rear of 214 S Eaton Street

 

2 comments

  1. Bill Garrison

    Innapropriate rehab? Yes, but that’s just an opinion and we all know what one man’s opinion is worth. :-) The real test is how well did the rehab fare in the free market…obviously not so well. My gripe is that Baltimore property owners are saddled with the burden of responsibility not only for their own actions but also for those of strangers over whom the owners have no control. Letting vegetation become overgrown is clearly the owners problem but when vandals damage a fence and vagrants, bums, homeless people, drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. litter the property with trash, debris, empty liquor bottles, drug paraphernalia, etc. I cannot see why the actions of there irresponsible tresspassers and criminals should become the sole responsibility of the property owner.

    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      They’re not the sole responsibility of the property owner — however, the property owner needs to maintain his or her property in a manner that doesn’t allow it to easily become a nuisance to the neighbors. This property was brought to my attention by one neighbor. However, once I posted the photo on Twitter, so many neighbors came forward and had stories to share about the condition of this property and how it makes that block’s alley unsafe for people to walk through.

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