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3 brand spanking new places to live in downtown Dayton

Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 10:16 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 1:42 PM

We take you inside Monument Walk, a Charlie Simms development in Downtown Dayton. Video by Amelia Robinson

There are more housing options than ever in downtown Dayton. 

Okay, okay some of these aren’t ready quite yet BUT when they are at least you’ll be the first to know about it!

>>PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Steam Plant renovation in downtown Dayton

If you’re looking for a new pad, there are a few hot options that just arrived on the market.

Monument Walk

Photos of Monument Walk, a new Charlie Simms development in downtown Dayton.(Dawn M Smith)

Monument Walk is a 17-townhouse complex near the corner of Ludlow St. and Monument Ave. It’s the fifth downtown Dayton project for local developer Charles Simms. 

>> Downtown ‘renaissance’ helping drive answer to ‘Why Dayton?’

The 3,227 to 3,470-square-foot, elevator-ready homes start at $489,900.

We got a sneak peek of one of these plush townhouses during the free Downtown Housing Tour organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. 

>> Swanky Oregon District home that once held Southern Belle is on sale

Delco Lofts

Rendering shows the inside of a Delco Loft apartment. CONTRIBUTED(HANDOUT)

With a prime spot nestled between Fifth Third Field and soon to be Lock 27 brewery’s downtown location, the Delco Lofts are surely the next hot place to live. 

>> PHOTOS: See the latest progress on downtown’s Delco Lofts

The lofts, whose lease rates range from $905 for an one-room apartment to $1,700 for a split-level loft, will feature 12-foot ceilings and 16-feet-wide floor-to-ceiling windows, developers Crawford Hoying and Woodard Development said. 

>> 10 downtown Dayton projects to be excited about

>>UPDATE: These downtown apartments are filling up FAST

The Wheelhouse

Here is an update on what's going on at Troll Pub Under the Bride and The Wheelhouse apartments. Video by Amelia Robinson

Lee Weyland of Weyland Ventures said things are moving along well for The Wheelhouse project, located at 210 Wayne Ave.

>>PHOTOS: Look inside the new Wheelhouse Lofts in Dayton’s Oregon District

You might know this space better as “that (formerly) abandoned building next to the old Garden Station.”

So far it will include a 40-unit apartment building and a Troll Pub Under the Bridge restaurant and bar.

>> Louisville pub plans to open 250-seat location in Dayton

The developers are hopeful that tenants will be able to move in by late June or early July. 

>>RELATED: As $8M project wraps up, here’s what’s next for developer

Woman could face jail time over garden

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 9:55 AM

Atlanta City Code Enforcement told Lexa King that her flowers are overgrown. (Photo via WSB-TV)
Atlanta City Code Enforcement told Lexa King that her flowers are overgrown. (Photo via WSB-TV)

A Georgia woman could face jail time and a large fine over her garden.

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Atlanta city code enforcement officers told Lexa King that her flower garden is overgrown.

King told WSB-TV’s Rikki Klaus that she’s been growing her garden for about 30 years. She beams when she talks about the azaleas in her yard.

"And since I pay the taxes and since I pay the mortgage and since I pay the insurance, I figure I'm the one that gets to say," King said.

Code enforcement officers see the situation, and her garden, differently.

"They said it was messy, said it was overgrown,” King said. "I said, ‘Well, this is a matter of your interpretation.’”

>> Related: Man plants 2,000 tulips for 45th wedding anniversary

In December, King said, an anonymous complaint led to an arrest citation. It details "overgrowth" in her yard and said she's violating a city code that prohibits "excessive growth."

"We asked him for a definition of excessive, which he could not provide," King said.

Klaus asked King whether she plans to cut the shrubs back.

"Not unless I'm absolutely forced to," King said.

King said she's fighting a bigger battle to protect the quirkiness of Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

"This is not about me. It's not about those azaleas. This is about our neighborhood and the way of life that we have here," King said.

Neighbors said they've been writing to City Council members on King's behalf.

"We're hoping for dismissal of these charges before Lexa King appears in front of the Municipal Court of Atlanta to be sentenced for her crime of azaleas," neighbor Scott Jacobs said.

Klaus researched the penalties of a court citation. King could face up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Her hearing will take place in August.

Klaus contacted code enforcement for reaction to this story. She’s still waiting to get a response. 

Protecting your smart home

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Today, nearly one-quarter of U.S. homeowners live in a smart home, and that number is expected to double over the next five years. If you haven’t bought into smart technology, you’re rapidly becoming the minority. The smart home offers luxury and convenience to homes, but as homes get smarter and cooler, the people living in them have to become smarter, too -- and safer. In an age where everything from our front doors, to our televisions, to our bank accounts, to our cars, is connected, it’s crucial to ask yourself “Am I being safe?” Click here to read some tips on you can keep your smart home safe.

FIRST LOOK: Tesla's solar roofs are here

Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 7:13 AM

First Look At Tesla's Solar Roofs

Tesla is officially taking orders for its solar glass roof, which is said to be cheaper than a regular roof with an "infinity warranty."

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Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday that the solar roof can be ordered in "almost any country." The roofs will be deployed this year in the U.S. and overseas in 2018. 

The roofs will come in textured, smooth, Tuscan and slate. 

The roofs are made with tempered glass and are more than three times stronger than standard roofing tiles, according to Tesla's website.

Learn more here.

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QUIZ: How much do you know about buying a home?

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

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