Monday, September 17, 2007

Poet Streets now writing on the wall

Akron City Council is moving forward with its plan for "eliminating conditions of blight" and dismantling homes on Poe Avenue, Shakespeare Street, and Twain Avenue .. better known as the "Poet" Streets.

Officially it's part of the Eastgate Urban Renewal plan; unofficially, it's a key to the plan to clear away property to build a new Goodyear Headquarters and keeping the wingfoot brigade from taking its tires and rolling all down to North Carolina.

Among the properties on the agenda is item 23P located at 266 Riley Avenue. It's owned by (drum roll please) councilman Bruce Kilby. Just odd to see a home being targeted for blight that's got an Akron councilman's name attached to it.
We're already receiving calls from some of the home owners who claim the initial $$ offers for their homes are too low, but I think that's to be expected. Laws prohibit how much governments can offer when it comes to buying homes for developments. We'll compare and contrast and I'll let you know what we find.

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