Blight Camouflage?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the city has begun covering the broken windows and doors of abandoned homes with plywood painted to look like functioning doors and windows as part of a program to fight blight.

Sandra Livingston writes, "A $20,000 grant is paying for the program, which involves 22 mostly residential properties and should be done by Labor Day. Separately, the city is considering its own project with the specialist.

"I think it's making the best of a bad situation," Pianka said. "It's not a solution to the vacant, abandoned property crisis, but it's one thing that can be done.""

Full Story: Program uses decorative boards to try to blend vacant homes into Cleveland neighborhoods



Potemkin camouflage.

I guess that's a "green job', making a Potemkin village.



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