Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Denison Hotel

After a long battle between parking lot developers & preservationists, the Dennison Hotel, at 716 Main Street, Cincinnati Ohio has begun to be demolished.
The owners have stated they intend to build a new building on the site that will host an unnamed Fortune 500 company. This is what they said about another building around the corner they demolished that now sits as a surface parking lot. That was 30 years ago.
Levelling the Dennison Hotel will bring us a bit closer to making an entire city block of prime real estate a parking lot.
During the depression, building owners in CBDs frequently found themselves with vacant buildings because their tenants had all gone out of business. The building owners would demolish the buildings and, with the rise of automobile ownership, the owners utilized their vacant lots as surface parking lots. This generated enough money to cover their real estate taxes. Pretty much nobody alive today remembers that CBDs used to be solid buildings and that there were no big gaps of parking lots.
It's a poor investment & essentially blights the CBD.
Will the city have wait another 30 years for the owners of this block, legally represented by the chair of the Hamilton County Democratic party, to keep their word or just assume they are lying and the strategy is to somehow support automobile sales in an area chock full of public transit.
Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017.
What will be the status of this block 2/14/2047?

More on the history of the building at Abandoned

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pontiac ?

Why does John Cranley use a call center in Pontiac, MI ?
HT 5chw4r7z

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cincinnati City Council Candidates - 2017

Kevin Flynn
Yvette Simpson
Charles Winburn

David Mann Amy Murray Chris Seelbach PG Sittenfeld Chris Smitherman Wendell Young
non incumbent
Theo Barnes
Derek Bauman Cristina Burcica Ozie Davis Tamaya Dennard Michelle Dillingham Cedrick Denson
Tonya Dumas
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    Monday, February 06, 2017

    Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it ~ Edmund Burke

    Seems like there is a politician out there wanting to pass - delete laws without understanding why we did & didn't make them already.
    People want to license cats because we license dogs. But cats don't pack & rip your kids to pieces.
    People want to license bicyclists because motorists require licensing. But bicyclists don't crash into other motorists, buildings and largee groups of people causing death, destruction and financial ruination.
    Now this punk, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) in Florida, wants to eliminate the EPA. he was born 12 years after President Richard Nixon (R) signed the agency into existence. He apparently doesn't know what went on before and why the agency was created.
    A major job they had was to figure out what stored waste was toxic, what wasn't, where it was and if it was safely stored. People weren't worried about this stuff and a lot was in flood plains that couldn't be developed. OTOH, poorly stored toxic waste was getting into the waterways.
    But Gaetz doesn't get this because he's just the sort of country lawyer Edmund Burke warned against after the French Revolution.
    He's mainly grandstanding as I doubt this will get anywhere but with Dangerous Don & his denizens in power, who the fuck knows? I'm sure Putin would love a sickly American society & military.