This house on Summit near 11th Avenue doesn’t need to have the attic subdivided into two bedrooms or the basement subdivided into two more bedrooms on each side or a party deck installed in the back and rented for $400 a bedroom for a grand total of $2800 per side to Ohio State students who will put their 14 cars in the back yard.

Because even your local blogger isn’t cynical enough to imagine it was the intention of the Weinland Park Collaborative was to improve the neighborhood just enough to enable a Bexley investor to soak suburban parents for $5400 a month.  It’s starting to look like a good time for code enforcement and zoning changes because that’s exactly 5400 ways to spell displacement of the entire mixed income neighborhood. Because sometimes it takes a village – just to pay the rent.

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