Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stalled Walnut Hills storefront project could move forward

Cincinnati City Council is considering an ordinance that would authorize the payment of more than $30,000 for a stalled Walnut Hills Neighborhood Business District Storefront Improvement Project.

The City had entered into a Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) funding agreement with Victory Neighborhood Services, Inc. to renovate up to 15 storefronts along E McMillan Avenue, at a cost of up to $75,000.

Victory subcontracted out the work, but closed its operations prior to submitting a voucher to the City for reimbursement.

Four of the contractors, Dickey's Glass, Lee Stultz Electric, Fix All Remodeling, and B&B Aluminum-Vinyl, completed their projects.

Passage of the ordinance would allow for the four contractors to be paid while the City works with the Walnut Hills community to identify a contractor to complete the SIP.