Dixon wants review of property owned by city after stable closure

August 11, 2007|By John Fritze

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon called yesterday for a review of all properties owned by the Department of Housing and Community Development after the failed structural and health inspections that closed a temporary home for more than 50 horses in West Baltimore.

The closing of the stable, which was being used by produce vendors known as "Arabbers," pits the horse owners against the city, which discovered structural problems, filth, rodent infestation and trash blocking exits.

State records show the stable, at 1908 Retreat St., is owned by the city.

The review, which must be completed by Sept. 1, will not include the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, which would include federally subsidized housing complexes.

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