Monday, May 14, 2012

Wrecking Cincinnati: 261 Renner St

NEIGHBORHOOD: Over-the-Rhine
USE: Single-family dwelling
OWNER: BAH Real Estate Services LLC
HAZARD: June 2009, adding roof, gutters/downspouts, and moisture damage to the stone foundation.
CONDEMNED: March 2009 for missing/vandalized mechanicals, litter and debris. Building lost in bankruptcy in late 2011, as a contract for sale or a transfer to OTR A.D.O.P.T. failed to go through.
ORDERS: Already vacant in May 2002, ordered barricaded and kept vacant. Re-issued in August 2004, plans to rehabilitate the property. Re-issued again in December 2006. A criminal case was filed in May 2007, but dismissed in November 2009 by request of the prosecutor.
REASON RAZED: Declared a public nuisance and entered into the City's hazard abatement program.