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Joe Nathanson: Getting ‘Value’ out of ‘Vacants to Value’

About a decade ago, before the collapse of the U.S. housing market and the global economic meltdown, I was given a challenging consulting assignment focused on Baltimore city’s housing market. The Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation (BEEF), the independent, nonprofit ...

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Plaudits and brickbats for Baltimore’s signature anti-blight program

Buildings are demolished Tuesday on Holbrook Street in the Oliver community in East Baltimore. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

A new report from the Abell Foundation finds Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program to be ambitious but seriously flawed. In the detailed report, authored by former Baltimore Sun reporter Joan Jacobson, the program is called the city’s most enterprising attempt ...

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Red Line lifeline

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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The Hotel at Arundel Preserve opens its doors

The Fresh Market Inc. will hold a grand opening on Aug. 24 at 838 Dulaney Valley Rd. with chef demonstrations, and ample food samples throughout the store. A drawing will be held to give away a $1,000 “pantry,” which will ...

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Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/24/11

Have you noticed “CODE X-RAY” on Baltimore’s streets? No, it’s not an alien invasion or early signs of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a new program by the Baltimore City Fire Department to warn firefighters that certain dwellings are vacant and ...

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The Daily Record News Quiz – April 25-29

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this new interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

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Baltimore Board of Estimates OKs budget proposal

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed $2.7 billion budget. The panel’s approval Wednesday clears the way for the city council to consider the proposed fiscal year 2012 spending plan, which closes a projected shortfall with cuts, ...

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