Lots 12 to 16 , West Liberty Heights

2530 to 2570 Bens Street


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Bens Street is named after Benjamin Steinman.  Lots 12 to 16 were originally part of Mr. Steinman's farm and were inherited by his son, Glen Steinman, after Mr. Steinman passed away on December 27, 1963.   Glen Steinman sold Lots 6 to 9 and 12 to 16 to Marian and Freddie Barrett on  April 17, 1974.  The Barretts sold the lots to Robert and Donna Phillips on May 16, 1994. Five years later, Mr. Phillips sold Lots 8 and 9 to Teresa (Hirth) and Robert Caldwell on September 17, 1999. He sold lots (12-16) to Habitat for Humanity for $15,000 each on July 14, 1999.  The Warranty Deed for this sale (Liber 3885, Page 190) includes several utility easements. Habitat for Humanity built the five houses on Bens Street in 2001.  Whereas most of the lots in the subdivision are zoned R1C, these lots are zoned R4B.  The following excerpt from the Knecht Annexation and Zoning Staff Report, prepared for the March 19, 1996, Planning Commission Meeting, explains:

. . . Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, and containing a total of 2.2 acres was annexed to the City in 1970 and was zoned R4B in anticipation of redevelopment of the site for senior high-rise housing. The project never materialized due to funding problems. Single-family homes exist on approximately half of the sites in this R4B district, while the rest remain vacant.

The vacant lots are 6, 7 and 9.

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This page was last updated on February 5, 2009.