Tag: Vacants to Value

Baltimore Housing Vacants to Value Workshop: How to Buy City-Owned Property

Baltimore City offers a variety of properties for buyers interested in building or rehabbing for home-ownership or investment purposes. Join the Baltimore Housing Vacants to Value Program for a brief overview on purchasing a vacant property from the City of Baltimore. Seats are limited, registration highly recommended.

Presented by Baltimore Housing at the Harlem Garden Apartments, 1700 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore 21228.

Proposal Submission Deadline V2V Surplus Property Sale

In an effort to preserve a portion of Baltimore's history and the integrity of its architecture, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Housing announce the annual Vacants to Value Surplus Request for Proposals (RFP.) Included in this year's sale are ten property and property bundles ripe for rehabilitation and productive re-use. Baltimore Housing invites real estate brokers, investors, for profit and not-for-profit organizations, developers and individuals to consider the opportunity that the Vacants to Value Surplus Sale offers.

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Citywide Demolition and Stabilization Meeting

Baltimore Housing and the Baltimore City Department of Planning are hosting a meeting at Edmondson-Westside High School inviting residents to identify potential demolition or stabilization sites and to learn more about Project C.O.R.E. and other initiatives to address vacant properties.

For questions or for ADA accommodation, please contact Kate Edwards at 410-396-5934 or email kate.edwards@baltimorecity.gov.

Learn more about Project CORE’s impact on historic neighborhoods and our joint response with our partner Preservation Maryland.

 

How can we make up for the loss of historic rowhouses under Project CORE?

Last month, Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland proposed a strategy to mitigate the loss of historic rowhouses under Project CORE. Our proposal focuses on:

  • stabilizing historic buildings that can be saved and reused,
  • supporting nonprofit and local government staff positions to guide the implementation the project,
  • and documenting the buildings selected for demolition.
3208-3210 Elgin Avenue. Courtesy DHCD.
3208-3210 Elgin Avenue. Courtesy DHCD.

Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland, along with our nonprofit partner, the Baltimore National Heritage Area, recently presented our proposal to city and state agencies as part of the ongoing preservation review of Governor Hogan’s Project CORE (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise).

As we shared last month, CORE provides around $75 million in state funds for demolishing and stabilizing vacant buildings in Baltimore over four years. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Baltimore Housing have agreed that 10% of the Project C.O.R.E. funding should go to mitigating the loss of rowhouses proposed for demolition inside designated historic districts.

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