June 4th – This got posted here.
June 5th – This got written and
June 6th – This got posted there:
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Before you say anything, I know it’s only the grass. I would say let’s go baby-steps, but with the conditions of so many properties in Lorain being justhisclose to decrepit, do we really have time for baby-steps? Probably not, but it is a start.
Also notice that at the top left it says ‘Building Commissioner’, which means the Bill Desvari situation is obviously still in a state of flux, and there cannot be a new one appointed until a decision has been arrived at.
So folks, it’s open season for FISI. All you fans out there, hit me with those scary ones, and point me to the neighborhood assets. I’ve heard tell that there are some downright spooky buildings on the South Side. I don’t get out that way all that often so let me know so we can let the City know so that they can be addressed.
My email addy, as always, is firstname.lastname@example.org . Feel free to let me know if I can give you credit for your suggestions or if you’d prefer to remain anonymous.
Remember this one:
This property, just north of Mangine’s, was photographed on October 31, 2006.
Buster’s Momma just shot it May 31st here:
and June 7th here:
But get this, according to someone in the know, the City told the owner, John W. Carter, who’s also the owner of Mangine’s, that if he wanted the building to remain standing, it would have to be painted. So, he’s going to have the West and South sides of the building painted, as they’re the only sides seen from Colorado Ave.
Yo, City Hall, are you serious? This is how we address these situations? What about the roof?!
Mr. Carter has owned the property since 2004. Looking at the calendar, today is June 8, 2008. He’s had 3+ years to do something with this. Is he waiting for Spitzer to offer him something on the property? Does he expect the lots to be wanted by Spitzer to develop more of those townhouses? He’s current on his taxes, which would lead me to lean in that direction, so, if it’s going to be torn down anyway, why sink $$$ into it, right?
Bet he didn’t expect the market to tank the way it did, or that the townhouses would take this long to be snatched up.
So, there we are.
We’re making progress.
(Another High-5 and a round of applause for the pics and research goes to Buster’s Momma. She’s getting pretty good at this, isn’t she?)