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Old 11-20-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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,....and away we go! Another neighborhood commercial district is replaced by pavement. Actually you have to hand it to City Hall...figuring out a way to use highway money to do urban renewal (sort of like US 35 a generation or two ago, destroying entire neighborhoods with it's very generous ramps, interchanges, and right-of-way)

So, waiting for the demolition of Third and Linden next, perhaps?
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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^yeah that wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Jeff, you got it right, this town sucks when it comes to demolition. Genuinely sucks.

I'm still going to be writing that letter to the city, this weekend, voicing my opposition to this aspect of the DaVinci project by Citywide. Maybe I'll even post of the city gov't FB page if I'm feeling really ambitious. I'll see how far I can go.

Because I'm already regretting that I never wrote a letter or did anything (aside from messaging Preservation Ohio, whom never returned my communication) to save the old Hobart Building off W. Main in Troy.

What was
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho...f8365e77c9cb25

And what is
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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The east side needs a major gutting!
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The problem with that Troy/Valley district is its isolation...it's not the centralized retail location of a neighborhood or close enough to draw from downtown or OND. It could house a tool repair or print shop, that kind of thing, but a business which relies on foot traffic (retail, food, cafe, etc) would be a complete lost cause. So while unfortunate due to the architecture of the buildings lost at that intersection, I'm not sure continual vacancies in a retail dead zone would be preferable.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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^You are right... it's a very isolated spot. It's constricted by an interstate, a river, and a big boulevard with a lot of traffic. Even across the river is industrial space.

But it's right on the bike trail AND they're going to be putting in a park. I could imagine it would be a good location if they put in the park. Add some parking (there's a giant vacant lot across Valley St. that would work well), give the buildings away for free to some of the ethnic community groups in the area, like the Akisha Turks, and we might even get a cool ethnic enclave out of the deal.

How awesome would it be to have a "Little Turkey" or "Little Mexico" right in our own backyard?
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Awesome but not likely.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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^Agreed. I'm taking baby steps towards creating a blog, and this topic will be my first post. Complete with a Change.org petition I'll be passing out here, to other community leaders (whom hopefully will care), and my personal friends to get people to care.

I'm tired of all of the demolitions in this city of viable, historic buildings like these. Not burned-out bombshells, but actual buildings that could have a purpose with the right planning behind them. Why can't we re-use?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Greene County is solidly Republican..
Yellow Springs too?

Greene with WPAFB in the mix does seem to follow other military-town trends from what I've seen.
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