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Developer sues Baltimore over Poppleton project

Developer sues Baltimore over Poppleton project

Drug addicts sit on the front steps of Anthony Williams' West Baltimore home and use.

The only homeowner left on his block of North Schroeder Street in the Poppleton neighborhood, Williams fears transients living in the vacant rowhouse next door will drop their cigarettes and send his place up in a blaze.

He is an island amid debris, he said, the victim of the city government buying up the surrounding properties — demolishing some and leaving others boarded up — as part of a 14-acre redevelopment plan that has cost the city millions and pushed people out of homes.

"I have been willing to relocate since I heard of the project … now that I am the last man standing I...