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Dilapidated Buildings Still Standing Vacant

July 28, 2013

WHEELING — A building codes official’s work is never done — just ask Tom Wilson. At the moment, Wilson’s city department has about 200 different cases of properties with violations that need fixed....

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Jul-28-13 5:42 PM

What a poorly written article. Do you remember when newspapers were about journalism? And Wheeling has that great vacant property ordinance where all of these buildings are listed and the owners are required to meet the stringent standards of the ordinance?

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Jul-28-13 1:45 PM

I don't think that any elected official wants to be the person who presides over a consistent pattern of demolotion; signing off on the process to shrink neighborhoods, downsize a city but when properties like the Rogers Hotel remain an eyesore and potential hazzard to anyone walking near them--long past time to to do an audit of what can be saved and remove what is beyond saving. Like the Rogers Hotel. Wheeling is long past the days of when, as a little boy I couldn't wait to see my Aunt at Stones nor clamber up onto that swivel seat at Murphys lunch counter. How sad and depressing to see what was once so busy, but never elegant, reduced to just worn out junk.

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Jul-28-13 11:46 AM

No wonder it takes so much time to get CDBG money it the city keeps using most of it to build playgrounds for a city with a declining population. Just think how $500,000 could be use to help people fix up their houses but no they have to pay fees and more taxes great local concept in using money to help the people.

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Jul-28-13 11:18 AM

Raze Wheeling.

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Jul-28-13 10:40 AM

Detroit South.

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Jul-28-13 9:53 AM


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Jul-28-13 9:50 AM

Build another sports complex there and get the city to do it for free.

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Jul-28-13 9:47 AM

$400 bucks?

How did they advertise this property?

Just needs a little TLC?

Now it will cost the taxpayers to tear it down!

Gotta love the progressive goofs in Wheeling who rely 100% on begging for grants!

Show me a town that lives on grants, and I'll show you a town that I would NEVER live in!

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Jul-28-13 8:35 AM

$400? Quite a bargain. A little plaster, a little paint, and you'll have a nice little home there. With a nice view of the interstate, which is always a bonus.

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Jul-28-13 7:32 AM

All this talk about razing dilapidated houses. What about the ROGERS HOTEL? It should have gotten th ball 30 years go. Is the City afraid to tackle this one? I think so!

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