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Mercer groundbreaking tomorrow! Anyone have the deets?
Low income. Property owner is Race Street Tenant, formerly known as ReStoc, founded by Buddy Gray.
Are the Elm St. apartments going to be affordable or market rate? Who is their developer?
It's the Choices Cafe building and they're working with OTRCH and 3CDC IIRC.http://www.choicescafe.org/
OTRCH & Model Management, not 3CDC.
Quote from: CincyGuy45202 on June 29, 2012, 03:18:38 AMLow income. Property owner is Race Street Tenant, formerly known as ReStoc, founded by Buddy Gray.Oh crap, really? This seems like it could be pretty bad for the neighborhood then. These are the same people who were complaining loudly about any general improvement of OTR including public amenities. In their minds projects like parks improve the neighborhood, increases property values, and pushes out the poor and elderly. Apparently, the fact that there are so many empty buildings in OTR has nothing to do with their efforts. Luckily, groups like 3CDC have thwarted their efforts to make OTR the Crack Alley of the Midwest.
Quote from: appleaday on June 29, 2012, 08:02:33 AMOTRCH & Model Management, not 3CDC.Huh, the Choices website says they're working with 3CDC on 1421 Elm: http://www.choicescafe.org/pages/programs/ . It's the second one on the page.
Bfwissel, today is June 29th 2012 and your comment is wildly inaccurate and does not reflect reality today....First, these are not the "same people" - only a few staff people at OTRCH today were around when ReSTOC was lead by buddy and ReSTOC and OTRHN were separate organizations. ...OTRCH has not attempted to make OTR the "Crack Alley of the Midwest" in any way, shape or form. You are welcome to refer to OTRCH's actual, physical, tangible building developments - our new construction of market rate and affordable units on Pleasant Street, our Housing First project on Odeon Street the Jimmy Heath House, a recently rehabbed single family home on Republic Street are recent examples. They are safe, clean, dignified, decent places to call home. ...I can say with 100% confidence that there is not a single person who works for OTRCH who wishes to see OTR as a "Crack Alley of the Midwest."...You can also refer to all of the work OTRCH does day in and day out in providing resident services, whether it is hosting NA and AA meetings in our Recovery Hotel building on Vine Street (aiming to help people achieve sobriety, the opposite of fostering a "Crack Alley"), or holding meetings with residents to empower residents to be eyes on the street on their blocks, or our collaboration and partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department to deter crime. (Did you know that OTRCH gave CPD permission to mount two of their new high resolution cameras on top of two of our Vine Street buildings for the purpose of prosecuting criminals and deterring further criminal activity?)...If you do not want to see OTR as a "Crack Alley of the Midwest" you could take an active role and contribute something positive to OTR rather than just complaining loudly about what you do not like....OTRCH has a Saturday morning volunteer program
OVERHAUL PORCH Overhaul porch (s), replacing all rotted, broken, or missing parts with sound material. CBC SECTION: 1117-45.1 General maintenance and repair:1304 MAIN ST 3/3/2011 8:10:07 AM N OBTAIN PERMIT PLANS REQUIRED OBTAIN PERMIT - PLANS REQUIRED FOR PORCH OVERHAUL Submit plans and obtain required permits for all work. Discontinue work until permits are obtained. CBC SECTION: 1101-17.1 Permits required: It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, relocate, or demolish a structure of building equipment installed therein; change a structure to another use, or to allow any excavation or filling of land, without first filing an application and obtaining a proper permit from the Director of Buildings and Inspections...
Today there is less "complaining loudly" from OTRCH than there is working day in and day out toward the organization's mission statement, which is: "[working] to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood that values and benefits low-income residents" and "[focusing] on developing and managing resident-centered, affordable housing in an effort to promote inclusive community." Key words and phrases being build, sustain, diverse neighborhood, inclusive community, value and benefit low income residents.
Out of curiosity, do you count Josh Spring or Justin Jeffre among your members? Also, is it your organization (or an affiliated organization) that will be protesting at the grand opening of Washington Park during the World Choir Games?