Kenyatta Johnson Frees Up $2.2 Million For Point Breeze Renovations

 

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  1. The city should sell those properties for development but fixing them up is better than buying more to sit on and hurt the neighborhood.

  2. NickFromGermantown

    Wow. $200,000 per rehab. Are they going to be getting gold-plated appliances down there?

  3. This is sadly just another sound bite. The properties being suggested for renovation will cost more to repair than building new construction. The City has held them for far too many decades and they are now in disrepair….the end product will be more un-affordable affordable housing.

    Similarly, how can a Councilman “change his mind” after condemning someone’s property? Is this just an oops, my bad? $1,000,000 in tax payer dollars was spent condemning real estate that was ready to be built on…..is the money he was claiming was there to build on those lots no longer available? Was any thought put into condemning vacant land or was the Councilman just flexing his muscles?

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