Recently, For Sale signs popped up on the old Jewish Community Center (JCC) site, which is currently owned by Murray Franklyn. Recently, the building has been the scene of graffiti and miscellaneous junk. However, most of Wedgwood knows this site to be the scene of a proposed multi-story and multi-use condo project that sparked community opposition. You can read a history of the opposition on the Wedgwood Action Group blog (not currently being updated) or see the details of the agreement here. When the economy started to turn, the funding for the condo project dried up and it was never built despite all of the the City’s permits being approved.
UPDATE: As of January 12th 2011, multiple sources indicate that there are rumors of the JCC site being close to SOLD. While we do not know who the interested parties are, the Land Use Committee will continue to monitor this and welcome the new owners to the neighborhood. The Land Use Committee is interested in being a cooperative party with the new owner(s) provided the voice of the community as described in the Vision Plan are being met.