Judge paves way for possible city takeover of Eastland Mall

A Franklin County judge has declared Eastland Mall a nuisance, a ruling that could result

A Franklin County judge has declared Eastland Mall a nuisance, a ruling that could result in the city of Columbus taking control of the Southeast Side property.

In her Monday ruling, Environmental Court Judge Stephanie Mingo gave Eastland’s owner, Eastland Mall Holdings, 60 days to clean up the mall or risk losing the property to the city for demolition.

Mingo found that Eastland, on the northwest corner of Refugee and South Hamilton roads, “is a public nuisance in that it is not in compliance with applicable City of Columbus building and housing codes.” 

Mingo ordered that Eastland’s owner make repairs to bring the property into compliance, including: fixing parking lot potholes; removing litter and waste; cutting grass and weeds; cleaning up graffiti; and repairing broken lighting and concrete. 

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