Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wrecking Cincinnati, 11/3/09

3224 McHenry Avenue, Westwood
Retail store
DOB: 1930
Died: March 2009
Cause of death: A leaking foundation, cracks in the mortar joints. A small fire occurred in the building in 2006.

A criminal case was filed against the owner in March 2008, and he was entered into a diversion program after pleading "no contest". After failing to meet compliance requirements, he was found guilty, given a 180-day suspended sentence, fined $500 ($400 suspended), and given two years probation.

This 434-square-foot building was condemned in May 2006, declared a public nuisance in April 2008, and identified as blighted a few months later during the Neighborhood Enhancement Program blitz. It was razed by the City.