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Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

Walker Evans Walker Evans Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

A new documentary was released today that provides a deeper look into the issue of abandoned properties in Columbus. Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr spearheaded this project, which describes the impact that abandoned homes have on individual neighborhoods and on the city as a whole. A portion of the documentary focuses on a […]


BREAD Organization Highlights Blighted Homes

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From 10tv.com: Tour Draws Attention To Blighted Neighborhoods A faith-based group of local activists is calling on city and county leaders to do more to clean up blighted neighborhoods. The BREAD organization held a tour of empty homes in the Franklinton neighborhood on Monday to highlight the problem. [Read More]


Columbus gets $22M for Neighborhood Stablization

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Press Release: HUD Approves $100M+ in Neighborhood Stabilization Plans for Twelve Ohio Communities Hard-Hit by Foreclosure Funding aimed at neighborhoods facing potential abandonment and blight U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today approved plans from twelve Ohio communities seeking to recover from the effects of high foreclosures and declining home values. Funded under […]


Weinland Park Section 8 housing to be torn down


The Dispatch wrote Section 8 Housing to be Torn Down Thursday, May 8, 2008 BY MARK FERENCHIK AND JONATHAN RISKIND The company redeveloping the Columbus Coated Fabrics site into apartments and condominiums plans to build unsubsidized housing along E. 11th Avenue to create a gateway to the old industrial site. Wagenbrenner Development plans to tear […]


Columbus tackles vacant houses

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus tackles vacant houses Proposal would allow for speedier foreclosure process Sunday, December 23, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK Getting control of a vacant, ramshackle house can take cities years, delaying efforts to help the poorest neighborhoods. That’s why Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. is shopping an idea to legislators that […]


Far West Side revival plotted to reverse decline

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The Dispatch wrote West Side revival plotted Local governments uniting to reverse regional decline Monday, November 12, 2007 BY MARK FERENCHIK A plan to revive the faltering Westland Mall and soon-to-close Delphi Corp. plant could ultimately include a tax- sharing agreement between Franklin County, Columbus and Franklin Township. It’s a plan of regional importance to […]


Struggle for development in West Franklinton

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Struggle for development in Franklinton Homes not right fit for neighborhood, leaders say Sunday, October 28, 2007 By Mark Ferenchik Vince Gazzara wants to build four houses in Franklinton, the poor Columbus neighborhood of century-old houses just west of Downtown that is struggling to reverse its fortunes. But he doesn’t want […]


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