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Weinland Park Community Civic Association

Housing Committee
Summary of Meeting of February 13, 2017

Sean Storey, committee chair, called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. in the offices of Godman
Guild Association.

Mr. Storey introduced Jeremy Hopkins, who is willing to serve as co-chair of the Housing

Laura Bidwa reported the latest information on the Short North parking study and its potential
implications for Weinland Park. A meeting is likely to be scheduled soon with Amanda Ford of
the City of Columbus to discuss the parking studys impact on Weinland Park.

In response to a question, Erin Prosser of Campus Partners explained the City Attorneys action
to seek an injunction against Natalias Carry-Out as a public nuisance. The building has been
boarded until a court hearing on a permanent injunction scheduled for February 22.

George Skaff reported on the progress to build four single-family homes on vacant lots along
North Fourth Street just north of East Eighth Avenue. He hopes to close on the title for the land
in the next week. He will bring plans for the four units back to the Housing Committee for
comments. He expects the houses will cost in the range of $330,000 each and will have detached

Mr. Storey reported that Jennifer Mankin, Ed Chin, Susan Colbert and he met with staff members
of Homeport to discuss the idea of a community land trust. They also likely will meet with
representatives of Homes of the Hill on the West Side and Community Development for All
People on the South Side to discuss the idea further. They also are working on establishing a
501(c)3 non-profit organization to hold title to the land.

Dan Short told the committee that he is restarting his plans to build a single-family house on the
vacant lot at 1463 N. Fourth Street. The lot is part of the Campus Partners portfolio. He is
planning to seek support for a variance from the University Area Commission to build a carriage
house above the garage.

With the business of the committee concluded, Mr. Storey adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Summary prepared by Steve Sterrett.

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