Thursday, April 9, 2009

Architect can buy City land for Mount Auburn design/build

Cincinnati City Council has agreed to sell a portion of Lang Street in Mount Auburn to a local architect for the construction of a single-family house.

Petitioner Dean Lutton, LEED AP, will purchase the segment of "paper" street for its appraised fair-market value of $4,200.

Both of the abutting property owners have consented to the sale.

Because of City Planning Commission concerns about a possible interruption in the Main Street Steps view corridor, the new house will have a maximum height of 22 feet above the average street elevation of Dorsey Street.

The City of Cincinnati will also retain permanent easement rights "for the installation, occupation, maintenance, repair and replacement of a mass transit tunnel," the ordinance says.

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati considering sale of Mount Auburn land (10/10/08)