Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CPA program to highlight strategy for saving endangered building stock

A successful strategy to save, renovate, and sell blighted and endangered buildings will be highlighted during a Saturday program presented by the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA).

"Saving Buildings with Receivership", to be held at 10 a.m. at 2951 Sidney Avenue in Camp Washington, will feature speaker Paul Rudemiller, executive director of the Camp Washington Community Board.

Receivership is a legal remedy in which a judge can grant legal access to a property to a community developer – normally a non-profit – to remediate a nuisance property, who then returns the property to the owner for the cost of the repairs or has the court offer it for sale to a third party. The remedy is often the last option when City code enforcement staff cannot locate an absentee owner.

During the three-hour program, Rudemiller will highlight the more than one dozen cases his neighborhood has filed through receivership since 1996. The program will include a walking and driving tour of some of the properties, including a tour of one building currently being rehabilitated.

Admission is $5 and reservations are required. RSVP by contacting CPA at (513) 721-4506 or

Photo of 3059 Sidney Avenue courtesy of the Camp Washington Community Board.

Previous reading on BC:
Dohoney: Most OTRF preservation recommendations 'probably unfeasible' (8/5/09)
Receivership 101 shows ways to get blighted properties into hands of responsible owners (7/28/09)
Morgan, OTR group propose changes to City code enforcement (7/21/09)
Group petitioning council to stop Over-the-Rhine demolitions (6/10/09)