blighted properties en Cleaning up blighted Cincinnati properties <p>Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is continuing his push to fight blight in the city's neighborhoods. &nbsp;<br><br>He held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss his latest plan.<br><br>“The Restoring Our Communities Initiative is aimed entirely at combating blight, improving safety and bolstering property values in our neighborhoods,” Sittenfeld said.<br> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:53:32 +0000 Jay Hanselman 10468 at Cleaning up blighted Cincinnati properties Cincinnati will speed demolition near schools, family zones <p>Cincinnati will be speeding up the demolition of condemned buildings within 1,000 feet of schools or areas with a large number of families with children. &nbsp;<br><br>Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld has been working with officials to make the change.&nbsp; He said in the past the city has demolished about 40 to 60 structures a year.<br> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:56:24 +0000 Jay Hanselman 9085 at Cincinnati will speed demolition near schools, family zones Tearing down blight, building up communities <p>A statewide plan to revive struggling communities is kicking off in Cincinnati. "<a href="" target="_blank">Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program</a>" uses national mortgage settlement funds to tear down blighted properties.</p><p>The first houses are coming down in East Price Hill.</p><p>Ken Smith with the community development organization <a href="" target="_blank">Price Hill Will</a> is excited about the redevelopment opportunities and other possible land uses.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:09:20 +0000 Tana Weingartner 4102 at