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A ‘Green’ Idea For Wheeling

Man wants city hillside for ‘agroforestry’

August 26, 2013

WHEELING — The forest-covered remains of one of Wheeling’s most troubled neighborhoods a generation ago has the potential to become an urban farming center, according to members of the Green Wheelin......

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Ragnar

Aug-26-13 6:18 AM

It won't cost the city anything-except road improvement, lighting, road maintenance, lost tax revenue from potential private development, police and fire service and HUD transfers.

Where is "Scat" in all this? Why isn't his picture and name in this article?

Why are so many non-profits dominating Wheeling? Non-profits don't pay taxes.

Even a mammoth "non-profit" like UPMC-which employs tens of thousands in high paying professional jobs and contributes untold millions to the local economy-is having its' non-profit status challenged in court, due to its' behavior and the lost revenue due to the "non-profit" designation.

Non-Profits don't pay the taxes, generally don't create community supporting jobs and don't help to rebuild a city in the way that, say, a Microsoft or some other office campus might.

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Wheeldog

Aug-26-13 12:28 PM

How many remember Vineyard Hills as a cluster of low-rent brick tenement buildings built to the rapidly expanding workforce moving into Wheeling? Its occupants lived in cramped two-story apartments. School-age children either went to Clay Elementary School or Wheeling High. It was a tough neighborhood, particularly for kids. For those who speak about the "panoramic view" most of the time you were looking into a thick haze created by the mills and mines and usually couldn't see the far side of the valley.

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goodwine

Aug-26-13 1:59 PM

Mary Wach is not to be trusted. Many times he has been caught in lies and is a con artist from what I understand many of his "gardens" have evicted him. The main st garden and from what I have been told he was removed from the Virginia condos gardens. This man will cheat the city and con them as he has done the people he gets grants from. He should not be trusted in this city.

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richardwhee

Aug-26-13 1:59 PM

They now have a perfect jungle to distribute drugs. Why distrub it? I agree though, it would keep "Scat" off the front page.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Aug-26-13 9:31 PM

BILLIONS of decaying roaches and rats provide for rich soil

Another giant waste of public money and space!!

Not to worry, the former Vinyard residents are now doing to North wheeling and the no hope 6 units so they too will be fertile soil in a few years!

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atoddh

Aug-27-13 11:58 PM

Vineyard Hills is called such because the first German priest at St. Alphonsis brought vines with him from Europe and established a very productive white wine vineyard there. The Wheeling area climate is much like the Rhine Valley and ideal for certain white grape cultivation. Too far North for reds. The Southwest exposure and the proximity to the River moisture(of Vineyard Hills) are perfect for Rieslings as an example. The Wheeling area has lots of potential for wine making which could also be a tourist attraction in summer months per Napa.

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