|Homes up the hill as we can see in this 1930's era photo at Seegar and Baltimore|
Cincinnati neighborhoods were once vibrant places. Years of city "blight abatement" or "Blight=bulldozer" urban renewal have been a failure. Urban Planners know it, city leaders know it and most of all the residents of neighborhoods that suffer from it know it, yet we continue to demo.
|130 Years of history gone!|
|House under stabilization by city of Milwaukee|
|Similar to the house Cincinnati just tore down, This stabilized Milwaukee home will be sold for 18K|
|This property, now sold, has a real positive impact on its community|
Milwaukee understands that a completed home, will positively impact the neighborhood around it. No waiting for a vacant lot to someday be developed.
The answer is simple, we are using the WRONG approach. While the city will spend millions to demo this year it has only 200,000.00 for stabilization according to Ed Cunningham and those monies can only be spend on designated historic houses.
We need to re-evaluate how we are allocating our funding.