What is the city doing about vacant properties?

The city is aggressively pursuing redevelopment opportunities and has had remarkable success.  The former True North gas station on SR 14 was vacant for many years but we provided a tax incentive to demolish it and it will soon be home to a butcher shop.  We also were able to repurpose the old Steak N Shake into Northeast Ohio’s first Raising Canes Chicken and helped a developer convert a hotel into senior living.

Sadly, not all properties are an ideal fit for redevelopment.  In some cases, though the store is vacant the property is still in a lease contract and producing income for the building owner.  Often, there is little incentive or motivation for the property owner to break a paying lease.

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