Tagged: 21217

A Duo of Blight: 535 and 537 Gold Street

Property Address: 535 and 537 Gold Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (535): Howard Brown, same address

Property Owner (537): Willie and Mary Johnson, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

535 and 537 Gold Street

535 and 537 Gold Street

2226 Ruskin Avenue

Property Address: 2226 Ruskin Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Mitchell R Samples, 3033 Woodland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

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2226 Ruskin Avenue

2909 Parkwood Avenue

Property Address: 2909 Parkwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Baltimore Shelter Corporation, 4103 3rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21225 (Charter has been forfeited, corporation is not in good standing)

Registered Agent for Baltimore Shelter Corporation: Edward L Harrison, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

The city filed for receivership of this property in 2008, but the judgement was stricken in August of this year. Hopefully the city will re-file and take this property away from its negligent owner.

2909 Parkwood Avenue

2909 Parkwood Avenue

2533 Pennsylvania Avenue

Property Address:  2533 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  City Home, Inc., Michael Nastos, MGT, 3681 Offutt Road #104, Randallstown, MD 21133 (There is no company by that name registered in Maryland)

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

Mr. Nastos is the subject of multiple lead paint lawsuits, and has been the subject of multiple housing code violation hearings, dating to the early 1990s. Oddly, despite racking up more than a handful of code violations, the National Housing Institute wrote about City Home, Inc. in their Shelterforce magazine.

2533 Pennsylvania Avenue

2533 Pennsylvania Avenue

 

2865 Woodbrook Avenue

Property Address:  2865 Woodbrook Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Anita D Pennington, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

This home went into foreclosure in 2005, and in a strange twist, the court accepted the plaintiff’s motion to strike the ratification of the sale. Yet another ambiguously owned property in Baltimore. It’s a shame we can’t properly track ownership of property in our city, but between the poorly-kept property records and the refusal of some property owners to record deeds after a sale — this is what we’re left with.

2865 Woodbrook Avenue

2865 Woodbrook Avenue

City-Owned Blight: 539 Sanford Place

Property Address: 539 Sanford Place, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

539 Sanford Place

539 Sanford Place

BCFD Was Here: 750 Reservoir Street

Property Address:  750 Reservoir Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Class Act Realty, LLC, 5213 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215 (Company is not in good standing)

Resident Agent for Class Act Realty, LLC:  Kimberly Rogers, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 7, Nick Mosby

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

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

750 Reservoir Street -- Note the red x sign, indicating that the fire department has deemed the home unsafe for firefighters to enter.

750 Reservoir Street — Note the red x sign, indicating that the fire department has deemed the home unsafe for firefighters to enter.

750 Reservoir Street, rear.

750 Reservoir Street, rear.