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Weinland Park Community Civic Association

Housing Committee
Notes from meeting of May 14, 2013
Rory Krupp and Omar Elhagmusa, co-chairs of the committee, called the meeting to order at
5:38 p.m.
Michael Amicon of Wagenbrenner Development said two of the six newly constructed houses at
East Eighth and Indianola Avenue are in contract. He reported that an issue involving historic
tax credits nationally had been resolved. As a result, Wagenbrenner Development is now able to
sell historic tax credits to help finance the renovation of the former Community Properties of
Ohio buildings along East 11th Avenue. He expects renovation to begin in July.
Steve Sterrett reported on what he had learned from Mark Wagenbrenner regarding the clean up
on the 3M site. The clean-up work has halted because the funds from the $3 million state grant
for remediation have been exhausted. Wagenbrenner Development is negotiating with 3M for
additional funds to complete the clean-up. If an agreement cant be reached in a month or two,
Wagenbrenner will sue 3M and then qualify for a state loan to finish the clean-up.
Susan Colbert said OSU Extension has home-buyer education classes alternating with money
management classes every other month. Funds also are available to help persons repair their
credit to eventually qualify for a home mortgage.
Mr. Elhagmusa said eight new trees have been planted in the tree lawn in Weinland Park by the
city this spring. The efforts to interest residents in tree-planting are on hold while promotional
materials are developed.
Mr. Sterrett reported that the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has applications this
month for homeowners interested in receiving grants from the Weinland Park Exterior Home
Repair Program. He will send a message about the home repair program to the WPCCA Google
Mr. Krupp reported that he had talked recently with Randy Black, historic preservation officer
for the city, about the conservation district legislation that is on the books. Mr. Black thinks that
Weinland Park is a neighborhood that might be able to implement a conservation district. The
committee discussed the possibilities for Weinland Park or a portion of Weinland Park. Mr.
Krupp said the code requires a minimum of 10 city blocks to constitute a district. The committee
agreed to conduct research and bring the issue back to the committee next month.
The business of the committee being concluded, Mr. Elhagmusa and Mr. Krupp adjourned the
meeting at 6:06 p.m.

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