Howard St around Mulberry intersection has entire blocks of vacant storefronts just north of Inner Harbor/Downtown. shows the drastic difference between the newer, touristy part of town and rest of Baltimore. several corner buildings (incredibly beautiful ones but boarded up and abandoned) have large zoning notices posted with public hearings scheduled for August 2008 -- what happened since?
Broadway - north of Fells Point - boarded up houses with very visible words like "buy houses" and "invest" - is this a message? for who?