Lorain’s First Nuisance House Coming Down- Monday

September 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm 6 comments

Nuisance Demolition – 476 6th Street, Lorain

LORAIN, Ohio (September 8, 2012) – The City of Lorain, Ohio will officially tear down the first blighted property as a result of the revamped Nuisance Task Force program. The City of Lorain – under Mayor Chase Ritenauer – developed a task force, banding together its municipal court, prosecutor’s office, legal department, building department, health department, fire department, and community development department to aggressively tackle a long-standing problem.

The task force legally allows the city to issue search warrants on properties that are deemed a hazard, when the homeowner can’t be located. Owners of blighted properties are referred to a Housing Board of Appeals hearing. Once properties are declared a public nuisance by the board the property owners are afforded five days to contact the City of Lorain in order to abate the nuisance. Failure to contact the City of Lorain within the appropriate time-frame will result in demolition of the property.

476 6th Street was declared a public nuisance by the Housing Board of Appeals on August 22, 2012.

What: Nuisance Demolition

When: Monday, September 10, 2012

Where: 476 6th Street

Lorain, Ohio

Time: 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact:

Rey Carrion, Director

Community Development

City of Lorain

(440) 204-2020 Office

(440) 670-4981 Mobile


Please click on link below to see story on Channel 5



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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  September 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    HOORAY! It’s about time! Why does it take so long to go from total loss (April) to public nuisance (August)?

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  September 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    banks and lawyers – lawyers-

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  September 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    and more lawyers .some will even take it to the supreme court of Ohio coming up ……

  • 4. Lisa  |  September 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    It’s up to the city to declare it a public nuisance, though. The banks and lawyers can’t hold that process up. Give the property owner 30 – 60 days to present their plan for the house & get to work on it or the city declares it a nuisance, maybe gives you a little more time and if you continue to let it sit as is, the city knocks it down. Don’t wanna play by our rules? Don’t buy property here unless you plan to take care of it. It’s time. People can’t take advantage of Lorain unless the powers that be allow them to!

    (My time line is only a suggestion & is adjustable. I have no idea how long the insurance claim process takes after a fire and hope I never have to find out.)

  • 5. Loraine Ritchey  |  September 9, 2012 at 3:37 am

    unfortunately Lisa the mere threat of legal action sends the people scrambling….. just look what is happening in Elyria re the Schneider English property fiasco – they play the game .

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