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Baltimore’s efforts to get Makowski’s property at 900-902 N. Chester St. began in April 2011 with the city sending him a “Notice of Intent to Acquire.” (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

EBDI holdout loses quick-take battle (access required)

City can condemn last property on block in development area, determine owner’s compensation later

Maryland’s top court has cleared the way for Baltimore to condemn the property of Edward J. Makowski, the last holdout on his block, which happens to sit in the 88-acre footprint of the East Baltimore Development Inc. initiative.