The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 10, 1991 · Page 61
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
September 10, 1991

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 61

Publication:
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Issue Date:
Tuesday, September 10, 1991
Page:
Page 61
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 61 article text (OCR)

Tuesday, September 10, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRAEast Central 5 .Residents cam challenge hillside development East Walnut Hills Calling the case a 'gray area' in the city's law, Cartolano said, "These people, while they did not make a specific request, made a request by implication." The judge said that after three public meetings, the city was aware of who the opponents were and knew that they would want copies of the decision. "I think City Council was incorrect and I am sending (the appeal) back to City Council," Cartolano said. Relieved to see the issue cleared up and the ruling in his favor, Wright said, "I'm just glad that were allowed to use due With the demolition completed, Helton submitted building plans to the city planning department. Because the property lays within an EQ (Environmental Quality) district, the plans were subject to public hearings. Three hearings were conducted last winter. On Feb. 15, City Hearing Examiner Robert Richardson approved Helton's plans on the recommendation of city planner Stephen Briggs. But while Helton, as the applicant, was notified of the city's decision, the opponents were not. The opponents had ten days to file an appeal to the decision. But they said they did not learn of the decision until Feb. 25 and their appeal, submitted the next day, was too late. The issue went before city council in March, and in a 5-4 vote the opponents' right to appeal was denied. Dispute over getting copies Roslyn Harkavy and Wright testified that they were told they would get a copy of the decision mailed to them if they wrote their names and addresses on the sign-in sheet at the public meetings. The city disputed this saying that anyone other than the applicant would have to call or write Briggs and ask for a copy. of building a new home at the top of the hill. Helton's property is made up of three lots that he bought in 1988. That same year, the city condemned a house that had stood abandoned at the top of the hill for more than 15 years after catching fire. In order to clear the remains of the old house, Helton had a temporary access road cut through the undeveloped property from the point of the intersection to the top of the hill. The dirt road runs from the intersection to the top of the hill. There was no driveway on the property. Neighbors take issue Neighbors complained about the unsightly road and the Hillside Trust filed objections to Helton's work on the hillside. Helton, who attended the hearing but was not directly involved in the case, said later that he is confident he will get his building permits. BY RICHARD LITHEN Enquirer Contributor Three East Walnut Hills residents and a non-profit watchdog group won the right to challenge construction of a hillside development last week. The residents Roslyn Har-kavy, Franklyn Harkavy and Howard Wright along with the Hillside Trust claimed they were denied their right to appeal the city's approval of a new development in their neighborhood. Judge Fred J. Cartolano of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas agreed with them and on Thursday ordered Cincinnati City Council to accept the opponents' appeal. The residents and the Hillside Trust oppose construction plans for the corner of Columbia Parkway and William Howard Taft Road. The property is owned by William Helton, who is in the process The plan for his house has been drawn up strictly to the city building code, Helton said. "That is why it was approved by the hearing examiner," he said. With permission from the city, Helton has built a new driveway with access to Taft Road. He said the construction along with new retaining walls have strengthened the hillside. He also said that he plans to donate the corner of his property at the intersection to the Cincinnati park board, which will maintain that section of the hill. Robin Corathers, executive director of the Hillside Trust, said Helton's development has damaged the hillside and that the city should require him to restore the land with new plantings. She said that the access road also poses drainage and erosion problems. Comfort and Durability with A Beautifully Crafted Sofa Clayton Marcus THE COUNTRY LOOK. Popular country styling with ruffled pillows for years of luxurious living OUTLET MALL 2430 E. KEMPER RD. 1 MILE EAST 0FTRI-C0UNTY DISCOVER TRUE FACTORY OUTLET PRICES OHIO RIVER I LEXINGTON 5 1 i-n THE TRADITIONAL LOOK. Smartly tailored and designed to excite any decor. All this plus an affordable price! FASHION FACTORY 0 OFF SciHci s Culinary Creations EVERYTHING FRESH - ALL HOME COOKED NOW SERVING LUNCHEON SPECIALS ALSO SANDWICHES AND SHORT ORDERS THE EARLY AMERICAN LOOK Colonial styling with special savings! You'll love the timeless beauty and nostalgic charm of this matching group. RUSS TOGS Fall Coordinates miv SHAPELY GREEN DOT SPECTACULAR Matching Sleeper Sofa's Loveseats and chairs also on sale! ANNIE'S SON SHOES EXTRA 20 OFF New Fall Shoes Arriving Daily Store Hours: Mon.-Thurs.-Fri. 9-9 Tues.-Wed. 9-6 Sat. 9-5 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCING AVAILABLE Take and ADDITIONAL 50 Off ticket on Assorted Rockporls reg. $65 now '24.99 narrow widths VISA 113 Taylor St. Loveland 683-2233 'iVl Selbvs. Nina. Bandolino Fall Clearance Merchandise Over 10,000 pieces to choose from in Missy, Petites & Womens sizes 4-48 HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION! Aigner, Unisa, etc. AAAA-AAA-B-C 1 0OP's NAME BRANDS DOLLY FLINDERS FALL DRESSES 40 OFF PARTY PANTS 25 OFF FALL ARRIVES AT 40 OFF Suggested Retail Prices Size 0-3 months to size 14. (Previously sold merchandise not included.) HTATcTTl i 1 mm n SELECTION I crd. gifll. p"y iicm I for reliable retirement living Come Home SAVE 50 to 70 Off (Tickets Reflect Savings Tennis Wear Mens & Womens Sizes Cards, Giftvrap & Party Items 20 Off Beautiful Gifts-Affordably Priced! !You Deserve The Million Beautiful I Dollar Look! I , We've Got It At to the Village celebrating 4 very successful years under original management At Eastgate Retirement Village, a sound management philosophy allows us to deliver flexible programs as well as consistently reliable help when you need it. While others change, we continue to bring you service and assistance custom tailored to your needs. Eastgate Retirement Village is proud of its local ownership. When the boss is there every day, it makes a difference. Eastgate Village is privately owned and not associated with any other facility. J.B. Doll Fashions OUTRAGE affordable excellence in hair design I I Shop early for holiday I Cuts $9 Perms $29 I Highlight 25 Affordably Priced! Fully equipped apartments I PricelitjuuJ-1Bjj1jwjh0pn. 24 hour nurse aide on call Planned social and recreational programs Housekeeping services and laundry facilities No entrance fee Homestyle cooking: 3 meals available Maintain an independent lifestyle in your own apartment, and we will be available if you need Service and assistance custom tailored to your needs. Health club, iacuzzi, greenhouse, library, chapel, beauty parlor, convenience store, etc, ASK FOR MRS. SHARP assistance. (513) 753-4400 (jiiHiiriBBH 776 Old State Rt. 74, Summerside, OH. across the street from Eastgate Mall (Cincinnati, Ohio 45245) Fniucl Ktprttmttfirt OfStkcHoKhtlltbk StkttimMtfUry HOURS: MON-SAT. 10a.m.-9 p.m. Sale Effective Thru September 16, 1991 or as noted in the ad. SUN. 12-5 p.m.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page