Vacant/Abandoned Buildings in Columbus - News & Updates
- August 2, 2012 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #431390
That place is a rathole and a firetrap. Glad to see its going but $750,000? The owner always refused to make any fire code corrections (including tearing down the wall around the property he illegally built) because he was “friends with Mike (Coleman)”. Now the taxpayers get to pick up his bill.August 20, 2012 2:57 am at 2:57 am #431391
Residents Anxiously Awaiting Demolition Of Neighborhood Blights
Saturday August 18, 2012 6:39 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The city of Columbus is on a mission to fight the blight, and east side residents are eager for the process to start near them. The city of Columbus plans to spend more than $11 million over the next four years to demolish the worst of the worst homes around the city. Some neighbors surveyed the dilapidated east side homes around them in east Columbus and wonder why they have not yet been torn down.September 13, 2013 1:08 am at 1:08 am #431392
Neighbors Frustrated Police Can’t Stop Crimes At Abandoned Homes
Wednesday September 11, 2013 11:03 PM
COLUMBUS – Imagine witnessing a crime, calling the police and then being told there’s nothing they can do about it. That’s the situation frustrating neighbors trying to keep crime out of their East Columbus neighborhood.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/11/columbus-abandoned-home-frustration.htmlSeptember 13, 2013 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #431393
If the building has been declared legally abandoned by the city, the city then becomes the violated party or the “victim”, and police can arrest anyone they find inside.
Seems like the City should streamline the process for neighborhoods to report abandoned property and have it legally declared as such. Especially in target areas like Old Oaks.September 24, 2013 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #431394
City Plans To Renovate Abandoned Homes Instead Of Tearing Them Down
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 9:57 PM EDT
By: Mike Bowersock
A four-unit townhouse at Studer Avenue and Forest Street on the southeast side was given up for dead. The bank that owned the townhouse abandoned it, and like the other 900 properties in the city of Columbus’ land bank, it was destined for a date with a backhoe, crane, or wrecking ball.
But Columbus saw something at the location. Structurally, the building was fine and fit in with the neighborhood. The city put on a new roof, renovated the front of the building, and inside it is stripped down to the studs.
READ MORE: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23509453/city-plans-on-renovating-abandoned-homes-instead-of-tearing-them-downSeptember 24, 2013 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #431395
I read that heading as Vacation/Abandoned homes. I could not have been more wrong.December 17, 2013 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #431396
City Asks Residents For Help With Landlord Crackdown
Monday December 16, 2013 10:35 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The city of Columbus is cracking down on bad landlords and residents are ready to offer up ideas on how to tackle the problem. A tenant who rents a home on Markison Avenue says there is no heat in the home. She says the landlord won’t call her back.
April 15, 2014 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #1008290
Columbus Residents Voice Concern Over Landlord’s Properities
By Glenn McEntyre
Tuesday April 15, 2014 3:41 PM
The city of Columbus is going after a local landlord some call a “slumlord”. And frustrated neighbors say it’s about time. The stories Pat Marvin tells about her years in Franklinton could fill a book. At the very least, a binder.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/04/15/franklinton-property-problems.htmlApril 16, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am #1008349
The city should start buying billboards and putting these slumlords pictures up on them. “Wanted for questioning for being a slum lord” If they have a drivers license or ID, then they have a picture of public record.
Actually, that sounds like a potential kick-starter campaign. Post their picture with a list of code violations. It’s not libel if the violations are factual, right?August 14, 2014 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #1034859
There’s a vacant home near us that looks really interesting and we wanted to know how to get more information about it but can’t figure that out. All we’ve been able to find is that it’s owned by a bank but not for sale. Does anyone know why a bank would hold onto a vacant house and not put it up for sale? I’m just interested in how to find out more about a vacant house, so we could potentially make it not vacant. Thanks!August 15, 2014 8:52 am at 8:52 am #1034898
There’s a vacant home near us that looks really interesting and we wanted to know how to get more information about it but can’t figure that out. All we’ve been able to find is that it’s owned by a bank but not for sale. Does anyone know why a bank would hold onto a vacant house and not put it up for sale? I’m just interested in how to find out more about a vacant house, so we could potentially make it not vacant. Thanks!
It depends on how long it’s been vacant, whether it’s tied up in the courts with a foreclosure, pending auction/sale, or if the city’s amassing violations/fines on it. That’s just a guess though.
Where have you looked for info so far?October 21, 2014 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #1047071
Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords
October 21, 2014 4:50 pm – Jesse Bethea
The office of Mayor Michael Coleman has announced an aggressive new plan to fight urban decay in Columbus. According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s office Monday, the proposal would allow the city to penalize owners of unsafe properties to the tune of $1,000 a day until the properties are brought to acceptable standards.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/mayor-coleman-proposes-harsh-punishments-for-negligent-landlords-jb1December 17, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1055068
Columbus City Council Passes New Ordinance Aimed At Removing Problem Properties
By Shelby Croft
Monday December 15, 2014 10:51 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – If certain property owners don’t clean up their act, they’ll have to fork over a lot of funds. A new ordinance passed Columbus City Council, aimed at getting rid of nuisance properties.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/12/15/columbus-ohio-columbus-city-council-passes-new-ordinance-aimed-at-removing-problem-properties.htmlDecember 17, 2014 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1055082
Any idea what’s going on across from The Tavern on the Near East Side? The line of apartments appear gutted but there’s appears to be brand new windows on the building, only facing the street.
Made me scratch my head.December 17, 2014 10:34 am at 10:34 am #1055086
Any idea what’s going on across from The Tavern on the Near East Side?
The slowest renovation in human history?
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