The secret plan for Cliburn Manor exposed?

It seems everyone has ideas, but we’re all shooting off on our own little disconnected soapboxes. That’s part of what is going to try to achieve- a place for us all to gather our collective ideas.

In the meantime, today I uncovered 2 new blogs- For the love of Dayton, and Daytonology. I’m sorry if I’m a little slow at this, I didn’t really apply for the job.

So- interestingly enough, there is a “plan” to demolish a whole “blighted” part of our neighborhood- and turn it into an “Urban park” – go take a look:

Daytonology: Cyburn Manor to Urban Park
A not-so-modest proposal to improve South Parks boundaries, remove public housing, clear out blight, and provide a big urban landscape park.

Note- releasing ideas like this- before you acquire all the property is partly why the Kroger deal is a disaster.

And, there are some parts of that “blighted” area- that are far from blighted.

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Thanks for the add, David. Daytonology is just an experiment for now and I am not sure if it will continue. I am getting more involved in that “Friends to Save the Arcade” campaign, which will be taking up more time.

Anywho, “Sheen Park” was just an urban design exercise I did for fun. Tell you true, my real wish for that neighborhood between Buckeye and Burns is to see it brought back via a “Genesis Project” similar to how they brought back that Fairgrounds Neighborhood.

I am actually a fan of that little neighborhood as it is rather picturesque, with the odd street angles and bunched-up houses built close to the street. The place has a few houses that I suspect date pretty far back, into the Civil War era and maybe earlier. It was sort of a southward extension of the Oregon, into the outlots out Brown Street toward Seely’s Ditch, so is of interest from a historical geography POV, too.

For the Cliburn Manor site, why not a true urban park, like Goodale and Schiller Parks in Columbus, or Central and Tyler Parks in Louisville or Woodland Park in Lexington? If the site was developed as park rather than housing, it would improve the property values of the houses and lots facing the park. Develop new housing as infill in the already existing neighborhood.