BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore is considering selling or leasing 15 historic buildings in the city that officials believe are underused.

Officials believe the sale or lease of the buildings could bring in money for the city.

City officials intend to enhance the properties and turn them into profitable enterprises. Of the 15 buildings being looked at, 12 are protected by historic landmark designation. That would require developers to have their plans approved by a commission before making changes.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will ask the city’s spending board Wednesday to approve a $46,500 consulting contract in which an Annapolis-based firm would determine the market value of the buildings.

The buildings to be evaluated include Shot Tower, the War Memorial building, Roland Park Water Tower, Upton Mansion and the Civil War Museum.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. tonybaloney says:

    How about the sale of her big black tookas?

  2. MJH says:

    Why on earth would the people of Baltimore need to pay 46,500.00 for areal estate appraisal. Let the realator and the market dictate the price plain and simple. Baltimore does need to waste money we don’t have. Want to do something good stop the thugs from tormenting the good people of Baltimore.

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