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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


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.


1Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

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

HA! They lost that awhile ago.

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2twentyonetwelve(98 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Boardman is doomed. Look for a 20%-40% drop in home value in the next ten years. More if your north of 224.

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3Ianacek(890 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

landlords themselves should lead the charge & deconvert their existing conversions , in their own self interest if no other reason.The better tenants don't want to live in conversions & they have an ever higher vacancy & problem tenancy rate .

Youngstown should follow Boardman's example . The conversions were only ever a desperate attempt to hold yields in a falling population & property market .

Youngstown & Boardman need to learn to treat their old character homes more as assets .

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4danikytn(246 comments)posted 1 year, 6 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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5cfay02(1 comment)posted 6 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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