This map shows the lack of residents in the area and the minimal amount of food options they have
By Katherina Capon ,March 16, 2011
This map shows the mass amount of vacant homes that can be found in West Baltimore. There are blocks with 20 row homes and only a handful of them are occupied. I personally went to West Baltimore and marked down all of these addresses where I found vacant homes.
This map also shows many of the corner shops found in West Baltimore. West Baltimore is known as a food desert, meaning there is few places one can go to get healthy food and/or a well balanced meal. With little means of transportation those in the area are left with corner shops and carry out restaurants to eat from.
The purpose of this map is to show how West Baltimore could really benefit from the light rail attracting new home owners and commercial real estate. There is plenty of property for the two, people just need to be drawn to the area.