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    Posted: Jul 11 2017 at 1:31pm
Does anyone know if both the Manchester Inn plus the Sonshine Building are still owned by the project redeveloper Mr. Grau?  Also, is he current with property tax payments?  Or, were annual property tax payments waived as a condition of property transfer?

When these "downtown" properties were sold by the city to Mr. Grau, did the contract conveyance documents have a typical reversionary clause for redeveloper non-compliance?  What if any recourse does the city have?  So many questions linger.
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swohio75 -

Yes, it's still owned by Manchester Hotel LLC of Geneva, Illinois (William Grau).  I was able to determine the property tax status of this real estate is $6,500+ that's due on 8/3/2017.  Also, wasn't the property conveyed to Manchester Hotel LLC by the city for $1.00 not too long ago?  Thank you.

Would you happen to know what's the status of the historic preservation tax credits earmarked for this project?  Is there anything new to report regarding proposed redevelopment efforts?  Thank you.
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As per data posted on the Butler County Treasurer's website, it appears that the Manchester Inn LLC (Mr. Grau) failed to make a full first half 2017 property tax payment and was assessed a penalty.  A companion search for the adjacent Sonshine Building LLC (Snider Building - Mr. Grau) at 101-106 N. Main reveals that only a fraction of the first half 2017 property tax payment was made also resulting in a penalty.  Just like the Manchester Inn LLC, it remains to be seen what the second half 2017 payment will be?

One more time, is there any positive news on horizon regarding the status of this now several years old "revitalization" project? 
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I don't believe either property has been awarded state historic state credits--just that the buildings are eligible to be considered for.

Both properties were on the market for purchase, lease or investing.  But it appears as of June 5, they are now off market.


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Looks like both properties have been relisted by a local agent and now have asking prices ($950k )manchester; $400k for Snider

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1548544/1027-Manchester-Ave-Middletown-North-OH-45042

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1548553/101-Main-St-Middletown-North-OH-45042

Would be curious to know City Admin's take on this since they gave away both properties for $1 and it seems minimal investment has been made.  

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Admin should comment on this---and those who negotiated these property giveaways see nothing amiss and want to return to Council and/or stay on the job???
The Sonshine building is full of broken windows. fallen bricks and weeds. Manchester not much better on the outside---why no nuisance citations, esp when other live properties are getting attention?
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Manchester Inn Overdue Taxes





Butler County
Real Estate Tax Bill


Butler County Treasurer

Butler County Treasurer

REAL PROPERTY
2nd HALF 2016
08/03/2017

Visit our website at
http://www.butlercountytreasurer.org

Gov't. Services Center, 315 High Street, 10th Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011

MANCHESTER HOTEL LLC

Parcel No. Q6511011000010

Taxing District MIDDLETOWN C CSD

Parcel Location 1027 MANCHESTER AVE

Owner Name MANCHESTER HOTEL LLC

Legal Description 69 S 50' & E 1/2 VAC ALLEYCONS W/ 11

100% Appraised Value

Land

26,430

Bldg/Improv

249,920

Total

276,350

35% Taxable Value

Land

9,250

Bldg/Improv

87,470

Total

96,720

Special Assessments

Delq

Current Yr

51900-MIAMI CONSERVANCY

0.00

275.60

51902-DAM SAFETY INITIATIVE

0.00

90.20
















Assessment Totals

0.00

365.80

Homestead Reduction Value

CAUV Value
0

 

Gross Tax Rate

75.390000

Reduction Factor

0.00204

Effective Tax Rate

75.235953

 

Acres


Class

C

Code

411

 

Gross Taxes

7,291.72

Reduction Factor

-14.88

Subtotal

7,276.84











Current Net Real EstateTaxes

7,276.84

Current Special Assessments

348.38



Current Net Taxes & Asmts(YEAR)

7,625.22

Current Net Taxes & Asmts(HALF)

3,812.61

Penalties

381.26














Annual Tax Distribution

General Fund

185.70

Developmental Disabilities

290.16

Midpointe Library Systems

72.51

Mental Health

130.22

Children Services

193.44

Senior Citizens

125.74

Middletown Csd

5,357.33

Butler Tech Jvs

186.67



Middletown City

667.37

0Metroparks Of Butler County

67.7

Assessments

348.38

Total

7,625.22

 

Full Year Total

6,515.66

Half Year Total

0.00

Payments

1,490.82

Other Credits

0.00

Stub No.
274906

Half Year Balance Due

0.00

Full Year Balance Due

6,515.66

Due Date

08/03/2017
For information on monthly payment programs, please contact the Treasurers office at (513) 887-3181. Please save top portion of bill for income tax purposes.

 Paul Nagy

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Here’s the Butler Co. Auditor’s records of transfers on the Manchester Inn which shows when the Thatcher Estate was sold to the city about six years ago:

March 3, 2011 Manchester Enterprises, Inc. to City of Middletown

then Grau’s purchase from the city about three years:

Sept. 26, 2014 City of Middletown to Manchester Hotel LLC

Grau’s purchase, under an LLC was purchased for $1 with the understanding that he would rehab it. Nothing was ever done to it because he had no money. The city was fully aware of this fact. According to the city’s agreement with him, he was dependent upon others (the city) for financial aid.


PARID: Q6511011000010

MANCHESTER HOTEL LLC

1027 MANCHESTER AVE


Transfers (Date represents time of transfer)


Date

Type

Sale Amount

Trans #

Seller

Buyer

26-SEP-14

9057

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN

MANCHESTER HOTEL LLC

03-MAR-11

1470

MANCHESTER ENTERPRISES INC

CITY OF MIDDLETOWN

01-DEC-85

LAND & BUILDING

$450,000.00

MANCHESTER ENTERPRISES INC




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