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  • #91973

    News
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    Whitehall might raze 10% of condos in troubled complex

    By Quan Truong

    The Columbus Dispatch

    Monday May 28, 2012 5:42 AM

    Signs of abandonment are evident along the rows of homes at Woodcliff Condominiums. Some have plastic or a sheet over the windows. One has a gutter that’s dislodged and draped across the front of the home.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/28/whitehall-might-raze-10-of-condos-in-troubled-complex.html

    #498211

    News
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    Whitehall library expansion plans move forward
    By Quan Truong
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Wednesday June 13, 2012 8:03 AM

    Whitehall officials are touting it as a new “centerpiece” for the city. The new library branch, they say, will have six times more land and a building that is twice as big. Plans are moving ahead as the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s board of trustees voted unanimously yesterday to buy 6.43 acres at 4445 E. Broad St.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/13/whitehall-library-plans-move-forward.html

    #498212

    News
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    Signs of resurgence in Whitehall
    By Steve Wartenberg
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Sunday June 24, 2012 6:55 AM

    Whitehall’s new mayor knows she has a lot of work to do to change people’s perceptions of her city. “Unfortunately, the image is of an older community that has seen better days,” said Kim Maggard, who took office in January after serving as auditor. “But that’s not what we’re all about, and we want to make this a place people will think about when buying a home or locating or expanding their business.”

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/06/24/signs-of-resurgence.html

    #498213

    NEOBuckeye
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    Really good for them, but I somehow don’t see Whitehall becoming a desirable alternative for people priced out of Victorian Village or the city center in general. Whitehall isn’t Grandview. People adamant about their geography aren’t going to settle on the far east side of town. You’re not going to fool people by pretending otherwise.

    A more workable model for them might be akin to the “Dublin-lite” approach that Hilliard seems to use. In effect, Whitehall would be better off modeling themselves as a budget alternative to Bexley.

    #498214
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I love the idea of a resurgence in Whitehall, but I really think that something needs to be done about the main corridors along Broad and Main. Driving through the area lacks any kind of discernible character. Otherwise the area seems to already have a lot of the basics covered in terms of community amenities.

    #498216

    cheap
    Member

    few years ago,i bought a motor off of a guy in whitehall.

    his street was clean,the yards were nice.

    it looked like people respected the neighborhood.

    #498217

    News
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    New jobs, raises boost city’s revenue by 4 percent
    By KEVIN CORVO
    ThisWeek Community News
    Wednesday July 11, 2012 10:13 PM

    New jobs at Alliance Data Center, paired with salary increases at established businesses, have bolstered Whitehall’s general-fund revenue by almost 4 percent, city officials say. Whitehall City Council on July 5 adopted a resolution approving a tentative tax budget for 2013. The budget is an estimation of next year’s revenue and expenditures. Every municipality in Ohio is required to certify such a budget by July 15 of each year and file it with the appropriate county auditor by July 20 of each year.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/whitehall/news/2012/07/09/whitehalls-general-fund-new-jobs-raises-boost-citys-revenue-by-4-percent.html

    #498218

    News
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    Whitehall Wants Residental Renters To Be Buyers
    By: RICK REITZEL | NBC4
    Published: August 16, 2012

    With city council approval, the City of Whitehall will offer renters up to a $5,000 loan for a down payment on the purchase of a home. What’s the catch? Buyers cannot make more than a maximum household income of $125,000 and be required to live in the home for five years.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/aug/16/5/whitehall-wants-residental-renters-be-buyers-ar-1139400/

    #498219

    News
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    City hoping to attract homeowners
    By KEVIN CORVO
    ThisWeek Community News
    Wednesday August 22, 2012 10:28 AM

    The city of Whitehall will give greenbacks to qualifying homebuyers in an effort to boost the number of owner-occupied homes in the city and thus reduce its glut of rental properties. The “My Home Program” is a partnership between the city and Huntington Bank to help more people become homeowners in Whitehall.

    Draft legislation was introduced during the Aug. 14 meeting of Whitehall City Council committees. An ordinance establishing the program was scheduled for a first reading at council’s Aug. 21 meeting. A second reading is scheduled for Sept. 4, and a third and final reading is scheduled for the Sept. 18 meeting, when council is expected to approve the ordinance.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/whitehall/news/2012/08/21/my-home-program-city-hoping-to-attract-homeowners.html

    #498220

    News
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    Demolition Of ‘Problem Condos’ Put On Hold
    Thursday November 1, 2012 5:05 PM

    After months of negotiations, the City of Whitehall and Franklin County Public Health officials have agreed to let the court put a hold on the motion to tear down the Woodcliff Condominiums.

    As part of the agreement, all properties, located along East Broad Street in Whitehall, must be brought up to code within the next 18 months.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/11/01/whitehall-problem-condos.html

    #498221

    News
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    Whitehall Neighborhood Investment Celebrated
    Published on February 4, 2013
    By: Walker

    Local civic leaders gathered in Whitehall today to celebrate the ripple effect of over $2.1 million in federal neighborhood stabilization and community development funds in the City of Whitehall.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/whitehall-neighborhood-investment-celebrated

    #498222

    News
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    Columbus Metropolitan Library To Build New Branch In Whitehall
    Tuesday August 27, 2013 6:40 PM

    WHITEHALL, Ohio – The Columbus Metropolitan Library is preparing to break ground on a brand new Whitehall branch. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the facility, which will offer 20,000 square feet of space and 100 parking spaces.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/08/27/whitehall-library.html

    #498223

    lattethunder
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    Walker said:
    I love the idea of a resurgence in Whitehall, but I really think that something needs to be done about the main corridors along Broad and Main. Driving through the area lacks any kind of discernible character. Otherwise the area seems to already have a lot of the basics covered in terms of community amenities.

    I know this was a year ago, but +1 to redoing main street. I mean, I know it’s route 40 and there are historic reasons for the way it looks, but they aren’t capitalizing on that fact, they’re just letting it stay as bad land use.

    Maybe they could promote some sort of historic tourism, kinda like that town outside of St, Louis where Route 66 starts?

    #498224
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    lattethunder said:
    I know this was a year ago, but +1 to redoing main street. I mean, I know it’s route 40 and there are historic reasons for the way it looks, but they aren’t capitalizing on that fact, they’re just letting it stay as bad land use.

    If Main Street can look nice in Bexley, then there’s no reason it can’t look nice through East Columbus and/or Whitehall.

    #498225

    News
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    Central Ohio City Paying People To Live There
    Tuesday November 26, 2013 10:46 PM

    WHITEHALL, Ohio – Brandon and Alisha Pitmann loved their 1931-built house the moment they saw it. “I like the character of older homes, my wife does as well, so it actually sold both of us with it being so old,” said Brandon. The one thing the Pitmanns had not counted on was the city in which it was built. “Not in Whitehall, that was not our initial location,” said Alisha.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/11/26/whitehall-home-pay-program.html

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