Support City Council Bill 13-0293

Introduced in the Baltimore City Council by Councilman Henry (District 4), this bill would expand the definition of vacant houses, giving Baltimore Housing the ability to levy fines against blighted nuisance properties faster, and impose harsher penalties against owners who did not comply. (Source: WBAL) Many of our vacant structures are owned by absentee landlords, Read more about Support City Council Bill 13-0293[…]

City to Offer Tax Credit for Market-Rate Housing

I received this missive today from Thomas Stosur, Director of Baltimore City’s Department of Planning: RE: CITY COUNCIL BILL #14-0359 / TAX CREDITS – CITYWIDE HIGH-PERFORMANCE MARKET-RATE RENTAL HOUSING For the purpose of providing a Citywide property tax credit for certain newly constructed or converted high-performance market-rate rental housing projects; imposing certain limitations, conditions, and Read more about City to Offer Tax Credit for Market-Rate Housing[…]

Development By Bullying: Harbor Point is Bad for Baltimore

One of the things I’ve said over and over is that we need to rethink housing in Baltimore City. New conversations, new ideas, and new approaches need to be found if we’re to ever fix the 50-year mess we’re in. In this vein, we also need our government — those who we elect to represent Read more about Development By Bullying: Harbor Point is Bad for Baltimore[…]