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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1020 on: February 05, 2018, 03:26:05 PM »
Around the zoo, along Vine St near Forest Ave, there have been been several demolitions lately (mostly run down properties). Looking at CAGIS, the zoo owns a lot of the properties around there. The Hamilton County landbank also owns a lot of land there.  I'm not sure if the Zoo intends to expand in that direction, or if they're just trying to remove blighted properties.

The zoo also has demolished all of the properties along Louis Ave up to Euclid Ave.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1021 on: February 05, 2018, 03:59:33 PM »
Yeah, very few occupied buildings remain on the south side of Erkebrecker.  Also, the land is now completely cleared for Children's and the re-routing of Erkenbrecker. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1022 on: February 05, 2018, 04:08:15 PM »
They are beginning to disappear on Beldare now with a lot more frequency as well.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1023 on: February 05, 2018, 05:00:00 PM »
I forget who said it, but during the Childrens Hospital expansion debate, someone said, "we need to stop thinking of these neighborhoods as developable land." It's a perfect quote because that's exactly the attitude that these large institutions have towards Uptown. I have very little hope that many historic homes will survive while the Zoo, the hospitals, UC, and large apartment developers swallow up those neighborhoods.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1024 on: February 09, 2018, 11:54:21 AM »
Cross-posting from the Eighth and Main thread:

This might be overly trivial of me to mention (sorry I'm still new here), but North American Properties seems to have applied for a demo/new building permit for the southwest corner of 8th and Main, 721 Main Street. That was February 5th, so it seems like things are indeed moving along here.

Here's the link: https://cagis.hamilton-co.org/opal/apd.aspx?QSPerm=2018P01085
That is a good sign that the project is moving forward. In the past, the developer promised to not tear down the existing building until all financing/details were in place to begin construction on new building.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1025 on: February 09, 2018, 12:03:23 PM »
I forget who said it, but during the Childrens Hospital expansion debate, someone said, "we need to stop thinking of these neighborhoods as developable land." It's a perfect quote because that's exactly the attitude that these large institutions have towards Uptown. I have very little hope that many historic homes will survive while the Zoo, the hospitals, UC, and large apartment developers swallow up those neighborhoods.


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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1026 on: February 09, 2018, 12:52:42 PM »
Pays as much tax as an amoeba too!

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1027 on: March 07, 2018, 10:28:39 AM »
I heard on the Raymond Thundersky Facebook page that this office building started coming down today. No big loss at all as it was looking quite ratty the last few years but i wonder if it for the new 75 bridge project or for new development? Too bad they couldn't cap the highway here and put the new FCC stadium here across from the giant CINCINNATI sign and skyline backdrop. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1031593,-84.5286561,3a,75y,124.69h,96.74t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRaVuNqsBOnw8ohEthRQG8w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1028 on: March 07, 2018, 05:00:20 PM »
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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1029 on: April 19, 2018, 03:22:16 PM »
408 W Liberty St (1880 three-family brick building) is being torn down. Are there any historic overlay requirements in this part of the West End? In other words, did the owner need to go through any approval process to get the demolition permit?
http://wedge3.hcauditor.org/view/re/1330006028600/2017/summary

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1030 on: April 19, 2018, 03:32:37 PM »
Here's a map of all of the local historic districts around the West End.

Although the map needs to be updated to show the Sohn-Mohawk Historic District that was just approved. It connects the Mohawk-Bellevue and OTR historic districts around McMicken and Central Parkway.

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« Reply #1031 on: April 19, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
There are no protections on that stretch of Liberty in the West End. I saw they had taken the top floor and roof off last fall so it was only a matter of time till they took the rest. It's a shame.
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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1032 on: April 20, 2018, 11:55:40 AM »
Fencing is up around the red brick industrial building on Reading road south of Kinsey. Guessing for demolition.

Would’ve been a cool adaptive reuse for some kind of light industrial or fabrication shop/studio, but too late now I suppose.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1033 on: April 20, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
Fencing is up around the red brick industrial building on Reading road south of Kinsey. Guessing for demolition.

Would’ve been a cool adaptive reuse for some kind of light industrial or fabrication shop/studio, but too late now I suppose.

Kingsley Development bought up all of that and the vacant parcels around it for a total over $1 million a week or so ago. Must be their new project since their version of the Central Parkway Kroger fell through..

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1034 on: April 25, 2018, 04:00:02 PM »
Greater Cincinnati house built in 1825 to be razed



One of Greater Cincinnati’s oldest homes will soon be torn down, the Enquirer reports.

Fairfield City Council voted unanimously Monday night to spend $18,000 to demolish the Cooper house on the former 3.3-acre Muskopf farm, which was bought by the city with an Ohio Public Works Commission grant in 2016 to expand Marsh Park.

The action came a week after the city’s park board voted unanimously to disband the Muskopf Property Ad Hoc Committee and recommend demolition of the home located at 6460 River Road. The barn, garage and other farm-related structures were torn down last year.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/04/25/greater-cincinnati-house-built-in-1825-to-be-razed.html
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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1035 on: April 25, 2018, 05:12:13 PM »
It's such a shame that these municipalities surrounding Cincinnati seem to have zero awareness of historic preservation and zero desire to preserve any historic structures.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1036 on: June 14, 2018, 02:37:48 PM »
Latest HCB packet has a petition to demolish the little gas station at 262 W McMicken. No immediate plans for the property.

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/historic-conservation/historic-conservation-board/june-18-2018-staff-report-and-attachments/


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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1037 on: June 14, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »
Latest HCB packet has a petition to demolish the little gas station at 262 W McMicken. No immediate plans for the property.

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/historic-conservation/historic-conservation-board/june-18-2018-staff-report-and-attachments/



This has been advocated for years from community members as it is an absolute magnet for drug dealing, prostitution, open air toilets, and worse. The city had to step in to declare it a nuisance as somehow in the past the gas station was split into three separate lots under separate ownership making it impossible to get anything done.

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Re: Cincinnati: Demolition Watch
« Reply #1038 on: June 20, 2018, 07:56:02 PM »
Iconic St. Rita’s Haunted House to be demolished



A historic building that was home to a Cincinnati icon for nearly 40 years is being torn down.

The red brick house on the hill of St. Rita School for the Deaf’s campus that was used for the school’s annual haunted house from 1977 until 2015 will be torn down June 20-22.

The house is one of the last remaining original buildings on the school’s campus. It was built prior to the Civil War and was once used as the boys’ dormitory.

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