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Vacant Property

No Reason To Wait

No guarantees, of course, but we can help qualified employers get $100,000 to $10 million for construction and operations in selected Baltimore Neighborhoods. Baltimore Rising is working on legislation that will give employers free city-owned lots and buildings in selected neighborhoods with no property taxes for at least 5 years. The objective is to encourage […] Continue reading →

Urban Blight?

In Sandtown yesterday, Governor Hogan with Mayor Rawlings-Blake announced an impressive $700 million program called CORE. CORE stands for Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise. The link will take you to the official press release. The idea is that a good number of selected vacant and abandoned structures in the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods will be […] Continue reading →

Vacants-To-Jobs

As you may already know, there’s a Baltimore city government program called “Vacants-To-Value.” It’s primary purpose is to encourage people to refurbish and move into vacant property around the city – properties, mostly residential, that the government has taken over. The objective is to turn the huge number of abandoned properties around the city into […] Continue reading →

Eminent Domain

As you may have noticed, we have already posted a map of the 16,885 documented vacant structures in Baltimore. These structures – in addition to the thousands of vacant lots – are a potent tool for attracting desperately needed employers and new residents to the city. To encourage all-inclusive economic growth that will significantly reduce […] Continue reading →

Vacant Lots

In addition to the city’s 16,855, there are 17,231 vacant lots, that is, properties that have no structure on them.  For that reason, building a new house or business on these properties is less expensive by the cost demolition and cleanup.  Rough estimates, for example, are that it costs $13,500 to demolish a simple row house […] Continue reading →

Property Maps

Here’s a list of the interactive property maps that are available at our website.  Information about these maps and their data can be found by mousing-over “The Economy” menu button on the menu bar immediately below the header. Map of Vacant Buildings Map of Vacant Lots Map of City-Owned Vacant Buildings   Continue reading →

Map of Vacant Buildings

This is an interactive map. Use the “+” and “-” buttons to zoom in and out. You can also use your mouse or touchpad to recenter the map and the search function will help you find properties on a specific street.   Continue reading →

Map of Vacant Lots

This is an interactive map. Use the “+” and “-” buttons to zoom in and out. You can also use your mouse or touchpad to recenter the map and the search function will help you find properties on a specific street. Continue reading →

Vacant Buildings

Ask most people familiar with Baltimore and they’ll tell you that the city has a serious vacant and abandoned property problem. At Baltimore Rising, we prefer to view these properties as an asset, as a resource that the city can use as an incentive to encourage repopulation and attract employers to locate here. In fact, […] Continue reading →