Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 6/10/09

3153 Bracken Woods Lane, Westwood
DOB: 1941
Died: March 2009
Cause of death: Owned by someone who lives in Florence, who obviously didn't care about it. Vacant since at least 2001, the building had failed gutters, broken windows, a hazardous stairway and hand rails, and missing or damaged mechanicals. The structure had to be barricaded several times.

The City condemned it in February 2007. In early 2008, the owner lost it in bankruptcy, and, in July 2008, it was declared a public nuisance.

Identified as a problem property during last year's Neighborhood Enhancement Program, funding for the demolition came from a tax increment financing (TIF) funding account created by council last December.