Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The house in the 2600 block of Miles Avenue was demolished as part of Baltimore Housing's Vacants to Value program.
(UPDATE 4:11 p.m.)—A dilapidated Remington home was destroyed to make way for an expanded community garden on Tuesday. Residents gathered outside, recording with their cellphones as city employees tore down the home at 2605 Miles Ave. that was so neglected that it could not be rehabbed. Now a community garden started by residents will be extended into where the home used to stand. "It's great excitement.. I'm just thrilled," said Judith Kunst, president of the Greater Remington Improvement Association. The home was demolished as part of Baltimore Housing's Vacants to Value program, which is intended to rehab or demolish abandoned properties in the city. The initiative is one of the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature programs and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The demolition of the property at 2605 Miles Ave. is scheduled for Tuesday and will make way for an expanded community garden.
A blighted house in Remington will be demolished to make room for an expanded community garden. Baltimore Housing, through it’s Vacants to Value program, which was established more than two years ago to help demolish or renovate abandoned buildings, will tear down a dilapidated house at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at 2605 Miles Ave. to help make way for the extension of a garden already on the building’s south side. "It’s a blighting influence. Blight is never good," said Cheron Porter, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Housing. The building is in a section of Remington near the revamped Miller’s Court mixed-use development and the former James and Lynn’s Tire Service that is being turned into theater, restaurant and office space by Seawall Development…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Review all the resolutions, bill and hearings before the Baltimore City Council this week.
City Council committees will be holding hearings this week reviewing ordinances and resolutions aimed at addressing a variety of issues from city auditing practices to the Vacants to Value Initiative. The times and dates for these events are reported on the City Council’s legislative calendar and are subject to change.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The city starting in 2013 has vowed to demolish and rehabilitate 3,000 homes.
In celebrating the second anniversary of the city’s Vacants to Value initiative, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Baltimore would participate in the Clinton Global Initiative’s Commitment to Action by eliminating 3,000 vacant homes. On Tuesday, Rawlings-Blake announced the city, as part of the commitment, will demolish 1,500 vacant homes and will rehab 1,500 homes through the Vacants to Value program staring in January 2013, according to a news release. "President [Bill] Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) to address economic recovery in the United States," Rawlings-Blake said in a news release. "Vacants to Value is now two years old, and we have the momentum to meet this ambitious goal, which …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The rehab of homes on McCabe Avenue represents years of work to rehab blight in the area.
On a dreary rainy and cold Tuesday morning in Woodbourne-McCabe, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the renewal work in the neighborhood is proof of the success of her Vacants to Value program. "Six decades of disinvestment left this city with vacant properties in nearly every community, and we needed to find a new market driven approach to eliminate blight that would create new homeownership opportunities and stimulate growth throughout the city," Rawlings-Blake said. "For those who question the impact of my Vacants to Value initiative, all they need to do is come to the 600 block of McCAbe to see the work that is going on." Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is in the process of rehabbing 21 homes in the 600 and 700 blocks McCabe …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The area is being targeted for reinvestment through the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Vacants to Value program.
As part of the Vacants to Value program, which has targeted Harwood in an attempt to draw reinvestment to the neighborhood, city officials gathered to celebrate the demolition on nine homes in the 2600 block of Greenmount Ave. Visit the Greater Homewood Community Corporation's website for more information.