City View Lofts
Resident · 2013 - 2014
I have lived here for over a year now, and I've seen firsthand the transition from a time when many tenants were unhappy (mostly because of a rude and sociopathic manager who, by all accounts, had a Jekyll & Hyde personality) to the way things are now, where the management team and owners work closely with the tenant association to make Landbank a better place to live and work. Although some of the negative reviews raise valid concerns, I chose to renew my lease not because I couldn't be bothered to move, but because I genuinely like living here: I love my building, and I love the neighborhood. Neither of them is perfect, but neither of them will get better if people run away instead of rolling up their sleeves to help out. If you're interested in renting here, I encourage you to come visit the building. It speaks for itself online and in person. If you have any worries, you can address them with the leasing staff, and they'll give you frank answers. If you're especially keen to know more about the recent history of the building, visit the tenant association web site (http://www.landbanktenants.org) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/landbanktenants) and email the association ([email protected]) to ask to speak with a current tenant about their experiences. You probably owe it to yourself if you're interested in living here, but concerned about the negative reviews. Trust me! I was elated when I saw the beautiful building before I moved in, and even after living here for almost a year and encountering unexpected problems, I still felt a special sense of exhilaration when I returned from a trip out of town and got to experience again what it was like to walk up the steps and into the lobby, and open the door into my high-ceilinged apartment and look out the windows onto the Baltimore skyline. Even at its worst, it was a pretty good place to live, and I can honestly say that now it seems to be getting better.