The fire-damaged but nonetheless occupied house a half-block south of me is selling to a rehabber who may be doing work on our house.
The city painted over gang grafitti on the boarded entrance to a house one block east of me.
More trash is piling up in the recessed foyer of the the vacant house across the street, owned by a neglectful owner (not Blairmont, but the congregation that owns the connected vacant church).
One block northwest, four long-vacant buildings are now being rehabbed as a group by a reputable developer.
The little frame building behind us on our block, built earlier than our house and used by a contractor for his small business, may be selling to anyone from the neighborhood group to Blairmont according to rumors. At any rate, it's part of a the Chapter 353 Redevelopment Area for the 14th Street Mall.