Thursday, July 5, 2007

Demolish the Smith Foundation

So another "developer" is letting their OTR properties go to hell. The Smith Foundation is now going to demolish buildings they purchased for renovation. Instead of rehabing them, they just let them go to sh*t. When they're done with the wrecking ball they should swing it at Smith.

This is exactly the kind of thing the city needs to keep an eye on. We have so many wonderful historic building in OTR (I don't know in fact if these were historical or even that old), and so many building owners who would rather let them fall apart than spend the money to fix them or sell them to someone who would.

It's estimated that over 500 buildings in Over-the-Rhine are abandoned. So many opportunities, and they're going to waste: at the cost of some beautiful historic architecture.


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