Save the Lincoln School Building

Save the Lincoln School Building

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Jeremy Loukinas started this petition to Doug Adkins City Manager Middletown Ohio and

Lincoln school is slated for immediate demolition. The school is located at 2402 Central Ave Middletown, Ohio 45044 and abuts the Highlands Historic District. Built in 1927 Lincoln is the last historic school building in Middletown. Landmarks like the 1923 High School, Roosevelt Junior High, McKinley Junior High, and all pre-1950 elementary schools have been demolished--except Lincoln. 

Almost all of the sites demolished in recent years still sit as vacant lots, no new development (and thus no new tax revenue) has come about. 

The estimated costs for demolition will be 250-500k+. Money from the Community Block Grant will be used to demolish the school.  Help us stop the tear down trend of our historic buildings in Middletown, Ohio. While other towns are saving and re-using their old buildings we continue to pour tax payer dollars into demolition. The trend across America is to save old buildings not tear them down. You don't have to go far to see the progress other towns are experiencing from revitalizing old buildings and re-purposing them for small shops, businesses and housing. When you think of success in revitalization you cannot turn a blind eye to these parts of the Tri-state:

Downtown Cincinnati, Downtown Dayton, Over-the-rhine, Northside, Walnut Hills, East Price Hill, Camp Washington, Clifton Gaslight, South Park, Grafton Hill, College Hill, Hamilton, Lebanon, Covington, Newport..You know..all the places with the cool old renovated buildings you leave Middletown to go drink, eat and play in. 

All of the above have made historic preservation part of their economic development strategy with undeniable success. 

Middletown has been under constant pressure to get rid of old buildings in favor of new apartment and condo development. For years nothing has been done to slow or stop the demolition and now we are left with so few old buildings. New development is the most expensive development. Help us stop the city from demolishing Lincoln School. 

Help us shine some light on Lincoln so that maybe a developer will see this as a valuable project alongside so many other positive projects going on in Middletown! 

 

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