You could tell who Karin Manovich voted for in the last Mayoral election when she took the podium after Mayor McLin got done with her address to the group of dignitaries and muckity-mucks at the tear down ceremony.
McLin had suggested to Dick Fergeson from University of Dayton that they try to build a “senior ghetto” for UD alumni to come back to for retirement- because “they are doing it in other cities.”
Of course, UD already has plans for this on some of the 25 acres they already have to fill by the river.
Manovich was supportive of the idea, but couldn’t believe that McLin had used the words “ghetto” and “South Park” in the same sentence. Just another reason McLin doesn’t come off as a credible leader- choice of words can be everything.
The bigger question is what do Miami Valley Hospital and CityWide Development have in the planning stages- since they supposedly have purchased the land for $1.6 million (unconfirmed).
As we all walked to watch the ceremonial tear down of the first building- I was looking in windows and seeing refrigerators- and aluminum downspouts, screen doors, etc all there- ripe for the recycling, and wondering why DMHA hadn’t scrapped them before the demo. With the price of copper, aluminum and refrigerators etc pretty high, this seemed like another hopelessly wasteful move by an inept government agency.
And- of course, Congressman Mike Turner was there to take some credit for this demolition- to which McLin sniped “it took two Mayors to get this done.”