The 157 year old Davis Furniture building at Central Parkway and Main Street, has been vacant for ten years, and since that time, it's been deteriorating. Scott Stough of the Stough Group says it's an eyesore that his company would like to get rid of. They've been renovating buildings across the street, and he says the Davis building is depreciating the value. The Stough Group purchased the four story structure last year and looked into fixing it, but he says it was too costly. Stough says they looked for historic tax credits along with credits to turn the building residential, or a com
A revitalization study of Cincinnati's Walnut Hills neighborhoods gets underway Tuesday afternoon.
Margo Warminski with the Cincinnati Preservation Association called it a data driven planning tool.
“It was created in response to the issues in older industrial cities that have lots of population and job loss mostly in the Midwest and East but elsewhere,” Warminski said. “And as a result they’ve got large inventories of vacant, often decaying, buildings many of which are historic and often they’re torn down without an overall plan.”
The Western Wildlife Corridor is working hard to improve the Ohio River Valley, specifically on the western side of Hamilton County. Stretching from Mill Creek near downtown to the Great Miami River bordering Indiana, one of the primary threats, according to WWC President Tim Sisson, is the prevalence of invasive plant species. Mark Perzel talks with Mr. Sisson about this and other threats, and how the WWC is working to improve this area of the county.