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Old 01-27-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Looks like the enquirer is selling the idea that wholesale demolition is a good thing. I guess in some cases demolition may help, but this seems excessive.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...NEWS/301270037
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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^ Yeah i would have thought it cheaper just to cut the grass, cut down the vines until someone comes along and buy the property and rehab it. 9k+ seems a waste when someone can come along and rehab it at their own expense. Don't they give houses away like these for $1?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Lebanon
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That's a very typical Enquirer article - no opposing viewpoint is given.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Lebanon
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^ Yeah i would have thought it cheaper just to cut the grass, cut down the vines until someone comes along and buy the property and rehab it. 9k+ seems a waste when someone can come along and rehab it at their own expense. Don't they give houses away like these for $1?
I wonder how many vacant houses could be contracted for rehab and reoccupied if the city offered the $9k to the rehabber rather than a demolition contractor.

But this is such a vast problem. A lot of these houses are just not where people want to live, and many are beyond saving.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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That's a very typical Enquirer article - no opposing viewpoint is given.
Yep. The article reads more like a propaganda/PR release than an actual "investigative news report."
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Yep. The article reads more like a propaganda/PR release than an actual "investigative news report."
Yes, they are simply mouthing what the City said. At the same time I did not understand it to be anything other than that. No investigative reporting, just reporting what the City has released. Just reporting what the City releases is not grounds for condemning the paper. Just the name newspaper indicates they are reporting the news as presented to them. In many circumstances it is not up to them to critique, embellish, or even comment on the news, just report it.

In comparison look at what Dayton said they will demo with their share of the same fund. Several times more structures in a much smaller city. For every building the City schedules for demolition, is there a purchase price and criteria to prevent the demo? I have not seen this expressed, but I would assume (bad word) there is. It is not up to the City to expend money and stabilize property until the private sector decides it is right for rehab, if ever. If the private sector says Nope to the criteria to prevent demo then demo it. Or are you telling me these properties do not have a procedure to prevent demo?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Good for Cincy hopefully are government doesn't take out any more out of this, just like the streetcar system.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Yay! The plan to turn Cincinnati into Dayton is proceeding apace!

Now Cinci just needs a woman mayor who wears huge hats.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Yay! The plan to turn Cincinnati into Dayton is proceeding apace!

Now Cinci just needs a woman mayor who wears huge hats.
Well, Leitzell ran her off, or at least the city's west side pastors refused to vote for her. I just read a comment from him on Esrati's site where he says major changes have been implemented since he came on as mayor. I would love to know what they are because they are not publicized.

Sorry for going off topic so soon.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Yes, they are simply mouthing what the City said.
Well, in all fairness, it was more than what the city said because it appears they only interviewed people who are in favor of demolition is select cases, or where the value of the building was nil. The problem, as I see it, is there a lot of people (like restorationconsultant) who are seemingly left out of the report/process. My 2 cents anyway.

Scott SW Ohio said as much as well.
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