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Parcels to Places Wants to Transform Vacant Properties

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parcels to Places Wants to Transform Vacant Properties

Many neighborhoods in Columbus are plagued with vacant land where homes or businesses once stood, and some neighborhoods have struggled to fill those gaps back in with new structures. A new program called “Parcels to Places” will kick off next week, which aims to address this issue through public involvement and community creativity. “The kickoff […]

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Columbus Completes Demolition of 900 Abandoned Properties

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Completes Demolition of 900 Abandoned Properties

In February 2012, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman declared war on vacant properties, pledging to tear down 900 buildings deemed to be dangerous and uninhabitable — just a portion of the city’s inventory of 6,200 abandoned properties. His original goal was to complete the project in four years, but announced today that the mission has been […]

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Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Walker Evans Walker Evans Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Property owners that ignore orders from code enforcement may soon face harsher penalties. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is asking City Council to approve an update to City Code that double the maximum fine from $500 to $1000 and triple the maximum jail time from 60 days to 180 days. Business penalties would also jump from […]

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900 Abandoned Homes to be Demolished in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 900 Abandoned Homes to be Demolished in Columbus

Mayor Michael B. Coleman kicked off a new initiative today to combat vacant housing in Columbus. The city has identified 900 of the 6,200 vacant homes in Columbus as dangerous and uninhabitable, and be razing the buildings over the next four years. “Despite the efforts we have made in the past, the scourge of vacant […]

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