Tagged: William Cole

835 N Fremont Avenue

Property Address:  835 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

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

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

835 N Fremont Avenue, artwork by Specter

835 N Fremont Avenue, artwork by Specter

Reader Submitted Bank-Owned Blight: 1712 Light Street

Many thanks again to Reader Rusty for the photo and information!

Property Address:  1712 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Property owner, Citibank, NA, 6501 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

(Kudos to Citibank for at least making sure the ownership info is correct after taking over the home in 2012, as many banks have not bothered to do so after foreclosing on a house.)

City Council District and Contact:  District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete HammenLuke ClippingerBrian McHale

1712 Light Street

1712 Light Street

Sultan of Blight: 110 Burnett Street

One of the best things about doing this project is the way I get to watch neighbors take charge of their neighborhood — or at least their block.  This gem was submitted by a South Baltimore neighbor who writes:

Recently, the city sent residents of this hidden street a notice of potential fines if the sidewalk in front of their property was not fixed to their standards. One neighbor who did not obey received a $4,000 fine. It’s ridiculous that the city has time to send notices and fines for sidewalk conditions, but can’t send a slum lord a notice or fine about his or her rat-infested property.

Dear Reader, I couldn’t agree more.  Fining residents $4000 for having a sidewalk in disrepair, when a property owner is allowed to leave a property in disrepair — one they’ve owned since 1998.

The owner of this property also owns Pizza Time in Morrell Park — what is it with owners of pizza joints and slum property??  The company charter has been forfeited.

Property Address:  110 Burnett Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Property Owner:  Choudhry Sultan Mahmood, 2511 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

City Council District and Contact:  District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete HammenLuke ClippingerBrian McHale

110 Burnett Street

110 Burnett Street

110 Burnett Street, rear

110 Burnett Street, rear

110 Burnett Street, rear entrance to basement, which has become a haven for rats.

110 Burnett Street, rear entrance to basement, which has become a haven for rats.

 

 

 

 

Reader Submitted Blight: 1718 Light Street

Many thanks, as always, to Reader Rusty for the photo and information!

Property Address: 1718 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Property Owner: Olujinmi Oyeniyi, 22312 Bertie Farm Court, Laytonsville, MD 20882

City Council District and Contact:  District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  William Ferguson IV

State Delegates:  Pete HammenLuke ClippingerBrian McHale

1718 Light Street

1718 Light Street

Reader-Submitted Blight: 211 W Lanvale Street

Update 3/14/2013:

Neighbors report a sudden flurry of activity and work going on at this address, since our last post.

Update:

From the owner of the property (edited to remove unpleasant remarks):

My name is Jim MacLaughlin and I am the managing partner of Three Cowboys Holding Co, LLC and American Management. We have a stellar reputation in Baltimore City and should not be included in your site.

This building is currently being renovated to restore it as 8 apartment units. It was first converted to apartments sometime in the mid 1800′s.

We purchased the building on 11/18/2011. After a lengthy and tedious 14 month permitting process (common when working in a National Historic District) we received our exterior building permit on 1/15/2013. We have been working in the building since our initial permit for interior work was issued on 7/6/2012. We have already invested well over $100,000 in repairs to the building and we are only 1/4 complete.

Our permit numbers are: COM2012-09896 Interior Work, issued 7/6/2012; COM2012-22721 Exterior CHAP Work, issued 1/15/2013.

We submitted a permit application for the front windows and CHAP is still researching their decision. Until such time we can not touch the broken front windows in your photograph. COM2012-07358 Front Windows.

As you can see, we are behaving in a professional manner to renovate this building.

I will be happy to share updates on the progress in the building to anyone who is interested. Feel free to pass it along to “Reader K” and encourage he or she to contact me at 410 366 2100 if he/she has any interest in positive communication and working towards ‘progress’ in his/her community.

Respectfully,
Jim MacLaughlin

Thanks to Reader K for the photo and some background info!

Property Address:  211 W Lanvale Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Three Cowboys Holding Co., LLC, 2903 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Resident Agent for Three Cowboys Holding Co., LLC:  William Ralston, 216 Schilling Circle, Suite 100, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Catherine Pugh

State Delegates:  Barbara RobinsonShawn TarrantFrank Conaway, Jr.

211 W Lanvale Street

211 W Lanvale Street

It’s interesting to note, the address of the LLC ties back to businesses controlled by Greg Kamenetz — brother of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.  Greg Kamenetz is the owner and resident agent of American Realty, LLC and American Management, LLC.  He was also a Bolton Hill resident.

Reader K states that the home, while not in the same condition of many properties featured on this blog, has been vacant for “many years” and is missing some windowpanes.  Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a case of Broken Window Syndrome…Bolton Hill-style.

The home was once owned by a prominent Baltimore physician, Dr. James D. Iglehart.  Dr. Iglehart was married to Monterey Watson, the daughter of Col. William Watson, who died in the 1846 Battle of Monterrey, during the Mexican-American War.  A statue bearing the likeness of Colonel Watson stands today in Reservoir Hill.

Reader-Submitted Blight: 1610 McCulloh Street

Thanks again to Reader LP for this submission!

Property Address:  1610 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner:  Ashiya Wood-Jennifer, 12209 Firth of Tae Drive, Ft. Washington, MD 20744

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1610 McCulloh Street

1610 McCulloh Street

 

Reader-Submitted Blight: 1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue

Again, many thanks to Reader LP for the photo and information!

Property Address:  1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner (1426):  MH One, LLC, 4201 31st Street South, #1013, Arlington, VA 22206 / 10601 Weymouth Street, #4, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Also owns 504 N Carrollton Avenue)

Resident Agent for MH One, LLC:  Seth Greenblatt, same Bethesda address.

Property Owner (1428):  Solsbury, LLC — same addresses and resident agent as MH One, LLC, above.

City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole

State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell

State Delegates:  Keith HaynesKeiffer Mitchell JrMelvin Stukes

1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue.  Note the "School Zone" sign on the left -- there is a school down the block, and kids have to pass this blighted mess daily.

1426 and 1428 Druid Hill Avenue. Note the “School Zone” sign on the left — there is a school down the block, and kids have to pass this blighted mess daily.