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Boardman seeks crackdown on duplex conversions in township



Published: Sun, December 30, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m.

Boardman seeks crackdown on duplex conversions in township

Staff report

BOARDMAN

The township zoning inspector will appear before the Mahoning County Planning Commission in January to ask approval for zoning changes to residential areas.

Anna Mamone, zoning inspector, said the request is to change areas that are now zoned R2 to R1, which would restrict the use to only single-family homes.

R2 areas allow for a single-family home up to a six-plex, multifamily dwelling, she said.

If a single-family home is in a R2 zone, the home can be turned into a duplex, she said.

“We want to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods,” Mamone said.

Trustee Chairman Brad Calhoun said the township has considered this change for about a year after hearing concerns from residents.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 1 year, 12 months ago

“We want to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods,” Mamone said."

HA! They lost that awhile ago.

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2danikytn(248 comments)posted 1 year, 12 months ago

Wow, if duplexes are your biggest worry in Boardman, you are confused. Leave the Yo out of this, in case you havent noticed we are hard at work converting our homes into 0 family dwellings, geesh...Dont be jealous of our aluminum stripped, plywood windowed facades! The Yo is coming to Boardman, get ready!

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3cfay02(1 comment)posted 11 months ago

I recently read about Boardmans R2 to R1 zone change in the Vindicator. I own a duplex in this neighborhood and it has lost money for 10 years. It's for sale and i can't even get inquires at a super dirt cheap price. I grew up in Boardman and it is a nice township, but it is bordered on one side by the the dumbest city in america, Youngstown. Who cares if Youngstown wants to be a disease, let them self destruct the sooner the better. But now they are infecting Boardman and in typical Mahoning Valley fashion it's all too little too late.

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