I’m a Haughville fan. Several of my favorite local restaurants are over in that general direction. Nice people. Strong community. Over the years, they’ve been dealt a pretty bad hand. But, they’re making a pretty serious comeback.
This week’s WTH comes straight outta Haughville on King Ave and is a fine example of….commercial meets residential meets industrial meets more industrial meets OH GOOD LORD MAKE THE PAIN STOP!!!!
Maybe it’s just the election day hangover but I think this place should become the new Mayor’s Mansion. You can bet your sweet bippy we’d get this abandoned housing problem worked out pronto.
There is a similar mishmash at Michigan Street and Park in Lockerbie, albeit in much better shape.
My grandparents’ family was from Haughville in the early 1900s sometime. When they passed away, I found Victorian era postcards in their basement addressed to Route 1 Haughville. I’ve always wondered what that area looked like in their lifetime.
I used to work in Haughville and I also lived there for a few months – back in the 1960s. It was a beautiful residential area then – except along Michigan St where I worked. But even then, there were signs that the place was not as nice as it used to be. Hopefully, it will come back with a vengeance!!! 😀
Usually (at least in my opinion) the most controversy over land use issues bedeviling city planners come from what I characterize as the “cutting edge” between , say, residential and commercial use, or residential and industrial use. Where to set the boundaries between land uses becomes the critical issue in these disputes. This may be a sterling example of industrial encroachment on residential use, to say the least!