Cleveland city council members Zack Reed and Jeff Johnson held a news conference in front of a home that is now on its way to being restored and will soon be rented to a new family.

It’s a home Reed and Johnson report was obtained from the Cuyahoga Land Bank and was set to be taken down.

The Gay Avenue double is of one of dozens of Cleveland homes Reed and Johnson said they believe should be spared the wrecking ball and be saved, instead of being demolished.

Both council members report too many vacant homes in their neighborhood are being taken down by the city or the Cuyahoga Land Bank.  Reed and Johnson said they believe renovating some of these houses, as opposed to having yet another vacant lot, would be a big plus for their neighborhoods, and bring more stability and property value to the area.

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