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Vacants to Value: Baltimore's Market-Based Approach to Vacant Property Redevelopment

Figure 1. Inspections completed by Baltimore Housing Code Enforcement versus number of inspectors

Fiscal year Inspections completed Number of inspectors
2005 141,429 99
2006 176,603 80
2007 196,961 80
2008 252,255 80
2009 252,735 82
2010 266,805 88

Source: Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, Code Enforcement Division, 2011.


Figure 2. GIS map of vacant buildings in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood

Data presented as a map. Figure 2 uses red dots to show the locations of vacant buildings by block in the Baltimore City’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood, as mapped using Geographic Information System (GIS) software. The map shows dozens of vacant buildings distributed throughout; on several blocks, vacant buildings are clustered together.

Such GIS maps can help city officials assess block and neighborhood conditions as well as opportunities for redevelopment.

Source: Baltimore City Enterprise Geographic Information Services.

Last update: April 4, 2012