Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Burton’s stop holding on at Rookwood Exchange

The Enquirer is reporting the Burton’s have accepted a purchase price of $650,000 from Rookwood Partners for the house on Edmondson Road they formerly used for their business Kumon Math & Reading Center. They, Joy and Carl Gamble, and Joe Horney were the three property owners who successfully fought Norwood’s use of eminent domain after they refused to sell to the developer for the proposed Rookwood Exchange. The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled in their favor in 2006. Prior to Carl Gamble’s death, the Gamble’s sold their property to Rookwood Partners in March, 2007. Joe Horney is the last remaining holdon. Richard Tranter, attorney for the developer, told the Enquirer that Rookwood Partners have no immediate plans to develop the site, despite having acquired nearly all the property for the planned project.