Tagged: 21230

Update: 1117 Carroll Street

And now the house was set on fire. (Updated December 19, 2014.)

1117 Carroll Street, the morning of December 19, 2014

1117 Carroll Street, the morning of December 19, 2014

 

This home was originally posted in 2011, and sadly — conditions have gotten worse.

Property Address: 1117 Carroll Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Property Owner: Irene Davis, same address. Interesting to note, in 2009, Heidi Kenny (of ground rent and tax foreclosure fame) filed to foreclose on this home, yet the case was subsequently dismissed.)

City Council District and Contact:  District 10, Ed Reisinger

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1117 Carroll Street

1117 Carroll Street

The glass has been smashed out and it appears people have been coming and going through this basement window.

The glass has been smashed out and it appears people have been coming and going through this basement window.

1117 Carroll Street, rear yard is still a mess -- a dumping ground for trash and household items. The yard is so overgrown you can't see the house.

1117 Carroll Street, rear yard is still a mess — a dumping ground for trash and household items. The yard is so overgrown you can’t see the house.

 

1609 Spence Street

Property Address: 1609 Spence Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Property Owner: EH Pooled 910, LP, 1901 W Braker Lane, Suite D200, Austin, TX 78758

Registered Agent for EH Pooled 910, LP: Company is not registered in the state of Maryland.  See this link for corporate officers and other contact information.  Also see Econohomes.

City Council District and Contact: District 10, Ed Reisinger

State Senator: Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates: Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

1609 Spence Street

1609 Spence Street

An email from a neighbor regarding this neglected property:

We have a fairly large streak of at least ten homeowners on our 1600 block of Spence Street in Morrell Park that have taken excellent care of their properties–who have been striving to improve the neighborhood and make it home. Sadly, it barely shows. You see, we have a very bothersome problem in our neighborhood in the form of an abandoned house, located at 1609 Spence. A rotting, sloppy, empty, single family house on a large lot, SMACK in the middle of our block. Our block is defined by this one eyesore, instead of by the fruits of the hard-working people that live around it.

Sadly, this is a common story in Baltimore — decent people trying to make improvements to their neighborhood or their block, and one negligent property owner refuses to take responsibility for their eyesore. The overgrown weeds and vines, along with the boarded up windows on just one home can bring down an entire community. My guess is the folks who run the company that should be taking care of this property wouldn’t want this eyesore next to them — so why should the decent people in Morrell Park have to deal with it?

Update: Apparently Econohomes is claiming they don’t own the property (see comments section), and sold it in 2011.  Odd they could sell a house in 2011 when they didn’t purchase it until August of 2012. (Link opens a PDF).

Update: 1000 Scott Street

This is an interesting property — a small apartment building in a block with single-family homes.  It caught fire a few years ago and has sat deteriorating ever since.  The property has now become a problem for the home next door, and the city has filed for receivership.

What makes it interesting — the guy who currently owns it, Brian Winfield, purchased the home after the fire and never did anything with it.  He also purchased other homes (some through the city’s Vacants to Value auctions) and has now been banned from participating in future auctions, due to his inability to rehab the homes in a timely fashion.

You can read the original post here.

Update: 606 Wyeth Street

You can read the original post here.

On October 11, 2013, Baltimore Housing filed an injunction against the owner of this property, Patricia Cato of Brooklyn, NY.  (See District Court Case 010100240042013.)

Hopefully soon this property will either be repaired or sold to someone who will be a responsible property owner.