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The Case for Lead-Safe Demolitions

Publication Date: 2/7/2014
By Lyke Thompson, PhD, Carrie Beth Lasley, PhD, Angie Sarb and Alanna Woolley for Wayne State University There are serious costs from vacant and open properties (social, financial, public safety), but if they are demolished in the wrong way there will be substantial environmental, human...

Determining the Cost of Vacancies in Baltimore

Publication Date: 7/12/2012
By Bob Winthrop and Rebecca Herr, Governance Finance Review This article provides a detailed breakdown of the econometric model used to identify the cost of vacant properties in the city of Baltimore. By examining the time spent by service providers like police and fire, the City was able to...

Vacant Properties: Growing Number Increases Communities' Costs and Challenges

Publication Date: 11/4/2011
 The Government Accounting Office – the GAO – has released a report on vacant properties, analyzing costs and consequences for local communities (Community Progress associates assisted in research, along with experts from around the country). GAO was asked to examine trends in...

Responsible Demolition: A Baltimore Case Study With National Implications

Publication Date: 6/1/2011
By The Annie E. Casey Foundation This report describes how the Annie E. Casey Foundation, residents, and local advocates established demolition practices that sharply reduced the risk of adverse health consequences from the demolition of several hundred structures as part of the 88-acre East...

Responsible Demolition: A Baltimore Case Study With National Implications

Publication Date: 12/3/2012
By The Annie E. Casey Foundation This 2012 report describes how the Annie E. Casey Foundation, residents, and local advocates established demolition practices that sharply reduced the risk of adverse health consequences from the demolition of several hundred structures as part of the 88-acre...

The City After Abandonment

Publication Date: 11/22/2012
By Margaret Dewer and June Manning Thomas, Editors The City After Abandonment offers a collection of essays from urban planning and policy experts that examine what strategies cities are taking to address widespread vacancy and abandonment, especially in the case of weak markets. The book...

From Vacancy to Vibrancy: A guide to redeveloping underground storage tank sites through area-wide planning

Publication Date: 3/20/2012
Abandoned gas stations, auto body shops, and industrial facilities often sit on prime real estate, but many have underground storage tanks that can create environmental hazards and add significant costs to redevelopment. A new report from Smart Growth America outlines tools and strategies that...

Refreshing the Heart of the City: Vacant Building Receivership As a Tool for Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Empowerment. Journal of Affordable Housing.

Publication Date: 12/1/2004
By James J. Kelly, Jr. for the Journal of Affordable Housing This report analyzes the impact and success of Baltimore City’s vacant property receivership efforts. Download the report...

$60 Million and Counting: The Cost of Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Eight Ohio Cities

Publication Date: 2/1/2008
By Community Research Partners and Rebuild Ohio    The 2008 study found that there were 25,000 vacant properties existing in the eight Ohio Cities examined—Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Ironton, Lima, Springfield, Toledo, Zanesville. These vacancies have led to $15...