A tale of two cities, close neighbors in The Sprawl:
In DC, housing is so scarce that prices are skyrocketing, especially for charming, historic row houses. Just up in Baltimore, however, they can't give many dilapidated row houses away, and Larry Hogan recently announced a plan to tear many of them down.
One commentator explains:
There is a sense that these neighborhoods will just never recover (at least in our lifetimes) and until then the abandoned houses just make things more dangerous.
Greater Greater Washington offers up perspectives from urban planners, local activists, and others who follow the fortunes of Charm City.