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Name Your Price On Wheeling Properties

But officials want to see plans for real development

May 1, 2013

WHEELING — City officials are telling developers to name their price as they look to sell several old buildings and vacant lots, potentially turning drains on Wheeling’s resources into sources of......

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May-02-13 3:14 PM

The message:we can't even give it away. When Highlands was created with public money as a non-profit it was the final blow to Downtown. The turning away of JUSA was the second to last.These structures will be demolished also;and many more.

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May-02-13 1:12 AM

I disagree as I believe Wheeling could be a great entertainment city. If they could learn to build their new building above the flood levels it would be fantastic. Many places in flood lands build above the flood. They could put parking areas under the real building and it is it going to flood everyone would know it and get their cars out. The future building do not have to be flooded. There would be plenty of parking space. It takes someone with foresight a vision to build the city. They could also build locks again to hold back the waters. Wheeling is a great town. Don't give up on it yet. Just get the call girls and pimps out. Put a dome around the city and it would never flood. Ideas. it takes thought and planning.

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May-02-13 12:33 AM

Why would anyone want to be Downtown now? It is a gonner.

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May-01-13 10:30 PM

It would be to Wheeling's advantage to have my business in their town. They could use my guards at their games and things they have in town. I just cannot believe their attitude.

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May-01-13 10:26 PM

I have tried to have my own business in this town. The secretary of city manager told me "It's for the best" What town would not want a security officers business in their town? I am not stupid by a long shot. Yet I am treated horrible by many people. I have a Associates degree in Criminal Investigations****Laude and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice****Laude and about to graduate with a Master's degree with at present a 3.6 GPA with one semester to go. I wanted to open a security guard business in Wheeling. I want to get my detective licenses and would hire guards from local people. Any explanation as to why I would not be welcomed in Wheeling? It's just not right maybe cause I'm a women?

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May-01-13 9:51 PM

Ragnar is a prophet!

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May-01-13 6:51 PM

1) Properties will be purchased by well-connected cronies of certain Wheeling characters.

2) Buyers will ask for "assistance" to make properties viable.

3) Buyers will receive grant money and/or private foundation dollars.

4) Buyers will leave the buildings sit vacant.

5) City Council will pay another $100,000 for the 25th "study" in the last quarter of a century. Said study will collect dust like the other 24.

6) Taxpayers will buy the properties back-at three times their market value-to demolish them in order to create a vacant lot for the benefit of an as-yet unnamed "interested party".

Etc. Etc.

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May-01-13 11:22 AM

Just no more bars or dirtbag "coffee" shops that don't sell coffee

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May-01-13 9:27 AM

The suggested time frame is unreasonably long. The purchaser should have one month to secure the structure as provide for in the vacant buildings ordinance and one year to implement the plan approved by the council. The property should be added to the tax rolls immediately.

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May-01-13 7:40 AM

Tells you how much the rest of the country puts on the value on Wee-ling.


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May-01-13 6:22 AM

I can see people getting these properties for a song then doing nothing, forcing the city to buy them back to tear down. Hmm maybe I'll get some.

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May-01-13 5:44 AM

If one were to buy a property and put thousands of dollars into improving it, would city leaders promise not to take it back by eminent domain for less than one’s investment because they decided to put another park there?

Misuse of eminent domain sure cools property sales and development.

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May-01-13 4:42 AM

"City officials are telling developers to name their price as they look to sell several old buildings and vacant lots" - I guess ALL of Wheeling is up for grabs!!

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