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Greene St. update

Grant can help fund residential redo of former Remington Rand

August 1, 2013

Today, it’s a massive building with broken windows and few signs of life. But the owners of the former Remington Rand-Kardex industrial site at 910 Greene St....

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Aug-04-13 2:10 AM

I don't mind anyone,including John Lehman getting the $200,000 grant money if it actually moved us towards changing the existing dangers the building poses to everyone that lives anywhere near the massive site. The problem as I see it is that no study is needed as they should already know most if not all the structural, environmental, health and hazardous waste issues present with the building.So another grant of taxpayer dollars goes out for the rich to pay for a piece of paper telling what should already be known.I'd much rather it was a grant that mandated something be started immediately to remedy all the problems it poses and help even a little to pay for what, if done properly, will cost far into the millions to accomplish. Given the likelihood of a lot of caustic material comprising the inside of the site, asbestos,lead paint, caustic cleaning chemicals etc... make building over it a less costly project than removal per EPA guidelines.

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Aug-02-13 12:57 PM

Sometimes reading comprehension involves being able to read between the lines as well as the printed word.

I see nothing wrong with Two Rivers being awarded this grant. Part of the building is architecturally beautiful, some is an eyesore. Norwood grew up around this factory, but that was before the public was aware of most of the dangers that came with living next to such a factory. That area needs to be returned to residential. If Two Rivers is doing the work it will be done well and become the owners asset, but also our communities asset.

At this point everything is speculation, but my best guess is that those using the exercise facilities will have some sort of membership to do so. The general public will not be traipsing in and out of a residential facility that has concierge services.

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Aug-02-13 12:01 AM

Suggested headline: Richest man in town gets $200,000 from the rest of us.

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Aug-01-13 11:57 PM

Anyone that gets involved with's only a matter of time, when you will be dust in the wind!

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Aug-01-13 11:50 PM

There are asbestos fibers all through that property. Kunec, ya gotta have some of 'em in your lungs. )-;

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Aug-01-13 8:54 PM

If you can buy the property, you should be responsible for the upkeep. It's not up to Ohio taxpayers to do this. Either clean it up according to Ohio code or tear it down. The owner of this property should not be above the law.

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Aug-01-13 6:47 PM

There is no way we should do anything to enrich John Lehman. He is wealthy enough to do a project like this himself.

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Aug-01-13 5:22 PM

My grandfather too, worked there years ago as a security guard. I grew up in that neighbor hood and would love to see something good go there. I think it would be a great place for a new highschool. Or the Norwood shopping center anchored by a Target.

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Aug-01-13 4:42 PM

"The project, once completed, will be used as an all-inclusive residential community," she said in an email. Tessie- Read again-"On-site services such as dry cleaning, coffee shops, exercise facilities, swimming pool, tennis courts and concierge services would be available to residents and the surrounding neighborhood."

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Aug-01-13 4:04 PM

John Lehman is a sdfvdsfgefsbdjhs

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Aug-01-13 3:26 PM

No plans will ever be made as long as the buildings are standing.

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Aug-01-13 3:04 PM

Looks like Detroit....

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Aug-01-13 2:26 PM

You must be joking murph

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Aug-01-13 2:21 PM

This is a Lehman property. Everyone will be treated with dignity and caring if he is involved.

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Aug-01-13 12:58 PM

If the place is haunted, let's get "Ghost Hunters" involved before the wrecking ball arrives.

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Aug-01-13 11:58 AM

About a hundred years ago, I was a security guard at the Greene St. facility. The building that the residents call "The Bank Building" was a technology and training center. It's an interesting blend, with the office spaces and concrete auditorium in the back. I remember an underground vault that ran from the auditorium toward the sidewalk along Greene St.

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Aug-01-13 10:54 AM

Who said anything about turning it into a retirement community? And no one said anything about it offering a public pool as the woman quoted in the article seems to believe.

Whatever happened to reading comprehension?

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Aug-01-13 10:36 AM

It would take a lot of money to do something with that property to turn it into a retirement community. I hope it all works out for them I know the EPA will make them do a ton of soil tests.My best guess with all the red tape the study will be done by 2016 or so .

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Aug-01-13 10:23 AM

Maybe we will find out what is in that Fracking sand. LOL

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