East Columbus Housing Project Faces Demolition


UPDATED: Thursday April 19, 2012 1:53 AM

Poindexter Village in east Columbus was slated for demolition.

Residents at Poindexter paid rent based on income. So, many said they would have a hard time affording rent and taking care of their family.

Half of the residents have moved out of the housing development, 10TV's Justin Moss reported.

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority said by the end of the summer, they should be done moving all the residents to other housing.

Willis Brown with the local neighborhood association said he worries about all the land sitting empty.

"No one understands what that will look like when you tear down 27 acres," Brown said.

There was not a set plan for what would replace the housing development, but The Ohio State University said it's investing $10 million dollars in the area around OSU hospital east.

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