Tremont neighbors: City not following own code

Posted at 8:40 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 20:40:38-04
Neighbor in Tremont said Friday the city of Cleveland is not following its own code when it comes to blighted property near the neighborhood’s burgeoning western section.
City-owned sidewalks on Willey Avenue between Train and Columbus are in disrepair, which would be a code violation for privately-owned land.
“How do you get city departments, perhaps, to cite their own city to provide sidewalks,” Lincoln Heights Block Club Chair Henry Senyak asked.
In addition to fixing sidewalks on Willey Ave, he wants the city to make infrastructure upgrades in his neighborhood a priority, as investors continue snagging property along Scranton Road. New condos are in the works and houses are being rehabilitated, along streets still filled with potholes.
“With the amount of private development, it’s time for the city to step up,” Senyak said.
A city spokesman said there was no one with the Bureau of Sidewalks available to speak on the record, Friday.


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