Tagged: blight

WWJD? 1439 N Patterson Park Avenue

Property Address: 1439 N Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213

Property Owner: Rising Zion Baptist Church, Inc., 2300 Llewelyn Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213

Resident Agent for Rising Zion Baptist Church, Inc.: Reverend Theodore D. Addison, Sr., 1540 Northgate Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator (District 45): Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates (District 45): Talmadge BranchCheryl Glenn, Cory V. McCray

1439 N Patterson Park Avenue -- Photo by Reader Rusty

1439 N Patterson Park Avenue — Photo by Reader Rusty

Rising Zion has owned this property since 2007. Photo by Reader Rusty

Rising Zion has owned this property since 2007. Photo by Reader Rusty

 

2107 E Federal Street

Property Address: 2107 E Federal Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

Property Owner: Harbor Pier Homes, LLC, PO Box 741109, Houston, TX 77274 (A Scott Wizig-controlled entity. You can read other posts about Scott Wizig here.)

Resident Agent for Harbor Pier Homes, LLC: Stephen L Harker, 35 Fulford Avenue, Suite 203, Bel Air, MD 21014

City Council District and Contact: District 13, Warren Branch

State Senator (District 45): Nathaniel McFadden

State Delegates (District 45): Talmadge Branch, Nina R. Harper, Cheryl Glenn

2107 E Federal Street

2107 E Federal Street

2107 E Federal Street -- window on the first floor is open, giving access to vagrants.

2107 E Federal Street — window on the first floor is open, giving access to vagrants.

1312 McHenry Street

Property Address: 1312 McHenry Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Property Owner: Daniel J Blair, 1303 Jones Station Road, Arnold, MD 21012

City Council District and Contact: District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch

State Senator (District 40): Catherine E. Pugh

State Delegates (District 40): Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

1312 McHenry Street

1312 McHenry Street

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.

 

3714 Woodbine Avenue

Property Address: 3714 Woodbine Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207

Property Owner: Mayess Craig, same address

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

3714 Woodbine Avenue

3714 Woodbine Avenue

Thanks to Reader AB for sending this along — apparently the home has been in this condition for some time, and has received multiple citations from the time the home was supposed to have been torn down — in 2010.

Currently, it is home to a family of raccoons.

 

Jackson, MS Now Has a Slumlord Watch!

Jeff Karer of Jackson left this lovely comment on our Facebook and I thought it would be nice to share it — it’s so nice to hear from people in other cities who are documenting blight and holding their governments and negligent property owners accountable!

BSW, because of your site, which I stumbled upon who knows how, I am having a blast documenting terrible things going on in my neighborhood of Fondren in Jackson,MS. I’ve documented 23 blighted houses along with owners’ names; so far three are surrounded by fences in prep for demo, and a dozen more are being investigated. Plus, I found two empty houses claiming HE, had 28 street lights illuminated and even have the utility company inthe process of eradicating graffiti on their poles…and even had the city replace a few stop signs with gang markings. You inspired all this. I just don’t think anyone bothered…all it took was one person to care. Could have been anyone. Thanks BSW!

What are you doing to combat blight in your city? Let us know!

4000-4002 Gwynn Oak Avenue

Another submission from Reader A!

Property Address: 4000-4002 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Property Owner: 4000 Gwynn Oak, LLC, same address (Charter has been forfeited, company is not in good standing. In 2008, the same year this property was purchased, the sole member of the LLC was Nancy Jackson)

Resident Agent for 4000 Gwynn Oak, LLC: Lawrence Whitter, 4129 W Forest Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207

City Council District and Contact:  District 5, Rochelle Rikki Spector

State Senator:  Lisa Gladden

State Delegates:  Jill Carter, Nathaniel Oaks, Samuel Rosenberg

4000 Gwynn Oak Avenue

4000 Gwynn Oak Avenue