History could be key in restoring NEO cities
Steve Coon figures the transformation of the grand Onesto Hoel in Canton will be complete in a year. He says it would never have happened without historic preservation tax credits. But tight public and private financing is jeopardizing similar projects throughout the region.
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Jonathan Sandvick is a historic architect and force behind the restoration of Cleveland's Warehouse District and other historic buildings. He says unique and historic buildings are the key to revitalizing cities and cities are the key to revitalizing the state.
The Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz says Ohio's best chance of future properity rests with a recommitment to its cities.
Steve Coon's love of old buildings like the Onesto started when he rappelled down the McKinley Monument at age 15.