North Avondale Home Landslide…

A landslide in North Avondale dropped down 5-10 feet, stretching across 3 backyards and pushing into adjoining neighbors’ homes. An investigation revealed that the previous owner’s architect and engineer added onto the house and didn’t properly direct storm water away from the edge of the hill. There is also the possibility that the backyard was artificially extended beyond the original edge of the hill and was not properly benched or engineered.

Unfortunately, the current owner is unable to collect damages from the previous one. Insurance doesn’t cover repair costs, their property depreciated by 50%, & lenders won’t risk lending to them. So they are left with raising about a quarter million dollars in order to fix the problem– a pretty tall order.

Eric Russo
Executive Director

Message from the Director

From the time I was a young child, I have always enjoyed our hillsides. Whether it was feeling their imposing grandeur as they tower over the Ohio River and downtown basin, or taking in distant views from their commanding overlooks, I believe the hillsides are a dramatic part of our landscape. It is my sincere pleasure to serve an organization like The Hillside Trust that advocates the thoughtful use and preservation of this wonderful natural feature.

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