There is an empty plot of land in West Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood that haunts Cynthia “Diane” Bell. mIn moments when she is alone, her mind wanders to the three-story rowhouse and she becomes paralyzed by anger and confusion. Bell has spent years in quiet desperation, trying to understand why the city bought her home for a New York developer who has done nothing with the land.
‘Disrupted and destroyed lives for essentially nothing’: the traumatic legacy of a West Baltimore neighborhood’s redevelopment
August 4, 2023