On Broadway- “DYE” Downtown- the 44052

June 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm 5 comments

sky is falling

Our next stop along our walk was going to be “the good” however Mrs. Kathy Dye has written and I felt she should be heard.

After all Mrs. Dye mother of the DYE of 418 Broadway building covered here
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/on-broadway-downtown-the-44052/
with his and his building’s many issues is also on the Design Review Board of “Downtown” Lorain –

ED NOTE recently the “powers” for the Design Review Board have been extended to commercial buildings for the whole of Lorain.

Mrs Dye and co also own and run Dye’s Appliances . Now “credit where credit is due” Dye’s Appliances was going to be one of the “GOOD” Ones on Broadway as the building seems structurally sound from the outside “sidewalk ” inspection and has interesting window displays.

960 Broadway Schnitzler Block Dyes Appliance
In fact we have been customers of Dye’s appliances from time to time – no problems there either.

So Kathy Dyes “rant ” which included

“I, BEING AN OWNER OF A BUILDING ON BROADWAY SINCE 1987 KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO REMODEL AND MAINTAIN AN OLD BUILDING. IT IS A CONSTANT DRAIN TO YOUR POCKET.”

Point taken.

Now Kathy has decided she is ”

WHILE YOU TAKE THIS RUN DOWN BROADWAY I’M GOING TO ALL OF YOUR HOMES.

for what purposes would that be I wonder – comparison?

Come on down the street Kathy just 4 or so blocks away – from your son’s “business”. Welcome to my block where I have resided for over thirty “odd” years.
2th and Hamiton

The corner has a house that has stood empty and open for over 38 years is finally (as of Thursday) going to be demoed ( the 2nd one on this block to be lost to decay )

The other corner is a multi – rental in a “house” who seem to have an automotive repair business going on . (Vermilion owner)

Then we have another house which is a three apartment or so rental BUT is owned locally and by one of our GOOD landlords .
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Across the street we have Irving School – remember the school that was going to be torn down – luckily Constellation Schools decided to purchase it and HAD TO FIX IT STRUCTURALLY – I wonder why they had to do that but they DID – you think someone ‘ENFORCED” the rules?
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We have two properties to the right and left one “dumped” by First Federal ( In my opinion) for $10,000 , less than the cost of the two jet skis parked on the front lawn or any of the plethora of vehicles that block the alley way and park on the newly planted grass where the demoed house stood” .
11254th
I have written about that house at 1125 and with NO POINT OF SALE INSPECTION process it was the poster child for how “blight happens in Lorain” . Each time it sold over the thirty years its condition deteriorated from sheriff sale, to fireman partnership, to fireman (realty ), to LCS principal, to contractor back to foreclosure Finally it seemed “Mother Nature” had had enough of the “plight of blight” and added her own blow and now gone.

The other “heritage home” also now being dumped by the granddaughter in the 10’s or 12 thousand- destroyed -for the most part -after they rented it out to the tenants of destruction… yes come visit my block – I will invite you in!

It is this type of thinking by previous city administrations , councils , the “landlords” is what is happening in the 44052 and to “downtown”. And shame on you, Mrs. Dye, for “enabling”

It may interest YOU to know a little history about the Design Review Board – look at the original mission statement it was to complement the historic ( by state designation) district of Charleston Village. Yes, MY neighborhood ( and I might add all volunteer organization by the same name) .

I have made the suggestion to the city they need to “tighten up the qualifications “ for a seat on that board and revamp it and give it more teeth.

Did your son have a sign permit – per building or certificate of appropriateness from Design Review Board before he put up the sign ( either one) ? What happened to “rules”

This “hater” has tried, before you ever came to be on Broadway , to make a difference. I haven’t been as successful as I would have hoped unfortunately- but I have tried.

I have all but given up and for my peace of mind I have now planted greenery all around my property so as I look out my windows from the inside of my home that is what I see , not others lifestyles and “hobbies”

No! Mrs. Dye I am not jealous- I am angry – at what has happened to my neighborhood and how people who should be defending , promoting and taking “care” of Lorain by their very participation on “boards” and Broadway are instead ranting and name calling. Sad

SUCH HATERS, EVERY BUILDING ON BROADWAY HAS ISSUES. WHILE YOU TAKE THIS RUN DOWN BROADWAY I’M GOING TO ALL OF YOUR HOMES. FOR EVERYONES INFORMATION THE LORAIN DESIGN REVIEW BOARD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INSIDES OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. IF SO WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A DAILY MEETING. AND YES I AM PROUD OF ANYONE WHO TAKES ON THE HURDLES OF BUYING A OLD BUILDING ON BROADWAY AND PUTS THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS INTO REMODELING AND THEN THERE ARE HATERS THAT ARE JEALOUS THAT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS TOWN. I, BEING AN OWNER OF A BUILDING ON BROADWAY SINCE 1987 KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO REMODEL AND MAINTAIN AN OLD BUILDING. IT IS A CONSTANT DRAIN TO YOUR POCKET. AND SO WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE LOWRIDER TRUCKS. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY? I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GET A LIFE AND GROW UP

We will continue on Broadway after the 4th……..

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