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Sun. 4:03pm: Warren house has some asking questions

July 21, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN - A 3rd Ward home owned by state Rep. Tom Letson has come under scrutiny by the city's Engineering, Planning and Building Department and by neighbors for the way it is being used.

It's been determined the house at 3171 Foster Drive N.E. is "no longer being occupied as a single-family unit," according to a violation letter from the city, but instead as some sort of rooming or boarding house, which is not allowed in this zoning district.

The matter has some residents in the neighborhood upset and looking for answers, like just what exactly is a sober house, a term that's being used to describe the home's use now.

"From what we understand, I guess it's considered a sober house," said president of the Garfield Neighborhood Association, Rick Ritchie, who's wondering what is that type of facility. "Does it mean sober from alcohol, sober from drugs? We're not certain what that definition means."

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