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Rebuilding Baltimore by tearing it down (access required)

Mark Washington, executive director of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corp., isn’t naive. He knows his neighborhood, which shares an economic profile with some of Baltimore’s poorest communities, faces deep challenges as it struggles to thrive again. He also believes the community, ...

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Red Line lifeline (access required)

West Baltimore MARC station

If the proposed $2.6 billion Red Line light rail route is built, it has two ways to go. It could be a catalyst in transforming West Baltimore from an economically distressed area with an abundance of vacant properties into a revitalized urban area. Or it could be just another poorly thought-out transportation project that fails to capitalize on its potential.

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Baltimore housing department to demolish nearly 600 buildings (access required)

Baltimore rowhouses

The city housing department has signed an agreement to use nearly $10 million from a national foreclosure abuse settlement to demolish 578 mostly derelict buildings and houses in 10 Baltimore communities, in some cases relocating homeowners and renters so entire blocks can be razed.

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New plan to raze Mechanic (access required)

A local group is seeking to demolish the 45-year-old Morris A. Mechanic Theatre and replace it with two 30-story towers that would add 600 market-rate apartments to center city, a 150,000-square-foot retail complex and an underground parking garage. The $150 ...

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