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Downtown Vision, Water Top Agenda

Council to decide on zoning restrictions

December 31, 2012

Wheeling City Council will ring in the new year by deciding whether to lift a restrictive downtown zoning rule in hopes of filling vacant buildings — and whether to spend $....

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Bossman011

Dec-31-12 3:25 AM

Fill vacant buildings?? What about all the EMPTY LOTS!?!?!!? Soon, all vacant buildings in Wheeling will be an empty lot. They have sat empty for so long, no one will be able to fix them to use them.

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daWraith

Dec-31-12 7:01 AM

You don't repair a rotten apple , you throw it away.

Bulldoze the whole town and be done with it.

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mikeyd

Dec-31-12 8:10 AM

these city leaders have no vision.can't see the forest for the trees.

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SpankysLastDance

Dec-31-12 8:24 AM

Must be a year end shortage of meds in the valley! I can't recall many people posting on this newspapers forums any suggestions for uses of the downtown spaces. The suggestion to open up ground floor properties, is a stroke of genius! Everytime somebody in the area wants to do something positive, all the neggy-nancys come out of the woodwork! WHy don't you people stick your heads back in the sand and let the rest of us move on!

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Panhandle

Dec-31-12 8:46 AM

Of course DaWraith has the right idea. To expand on his idea, condemn all properties and bulldoze them down. Give tax breaks to build a Wal-mart, Sams Club, McDonalds, Rite Aide and a new enlarged state welfare office in its place. What else do you need?

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Hefner

Dec-31-12 10:30 AM

It is the mentality of the Wheeling City Council that NEW and totally unnecessary council chambers are almost complete, but outside of the city-county building the city is rotting away. The Wheeling City Council is a candidate for a reality television show that would spotlight the ignorance of local governments.

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Hefner

Dec-31-12 10:43 AM

Spanky: Perhaps you are unaware that after at least five years of indecision as to the fate of the 1100 Block and, even after demolition had commenced, the council was still trying to figure out what to do with the empty spaces. Perhaps there are some negative nannies posting on this blog, however, I choose to view the posters as concerned citizens who want to see common sense demonstrated by their government along with prudent spending.

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sounder

Dec-31-12 11:42 AM

Wheeling so far away from Pittsburgh and so too close to that city to attract any new businesses which are large enough to employ many people nor have the financial backing to grow. You'd need a government commission with far reaching authority and a renewed sense of purpose to ever find new uses for a place which was allowed to sink into squalor, a population used to a downward spiral. The present government of the city, probably the population living there now--few to none have any realistic ideas for what to do with all that empty space, those empty lots; the locals made their choices decades ago. They took their cars and drove off, not really ever looking back.

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Newgirl

Dec-31-12 12:54 PM

Dump Truck, Inc. who are the owners of this company? A quick search on the SOS site shows shareholders from 1970, are they still the current beneficiaries?

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daWraith

Dec-31-12 4:55 PM

Demographics Of Wheeling: OLD, Dying, Fixed income, getting OLDER and DYING quicker.

Conclusion: Wheeling <20,000 peeps by 2020.

Factor your plans on THAT.

CONCLUSION: why bother to build?

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GETACLUE

Jan-02-13 12:30 PM

Huffer... ," but outside of the city-county building the city is rotting away."..... Tell it to the COUNTY as they own the BUILDING the CITY is just a TENANT. Council Chambers were moved to facilitate better security, so SENILE OLD COGERS like yourself won't get on the elevator and get of on the wrong floor and wander the hallways.

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