CLEVELAND -- As the steps move forward toward demolishing Ariel Castro's home on Seymour Avenue, neighbors and strangers alike have ideas on what should happen to the space.
Thursday, a demolition inspector from the Land Bank was on site at 2207 Seymour Avenue, taking pictures of Castro's house and the two vacant houses to the west.
While the Land Bank does not own the properties, they want to acquire as much land as possible to be put to use to benefit the community, the inspector told Channel 3.
Castro still owns the house at 2207, but it is in foreclosure. Currently, no one can access the building, as it is considered evidence in the criminal case.
But once the case is over -- if Castro pleads, or at the conclusion of a trial -- investigators will release the condemned home to the City of Cleveland.
Cleveland City Council members have received all kinds of suggestions on what to do with the property.
Some have suggested bringing in Habitat for Humanity or a similar organization, to renovate the property.
Neighbors like Javier Marti want to see it demolished and turned into a park.
"It's an eyesore. I don't want no reminder of what happened there," said Marti, who lives across the street on Seymour Ave.
Ward 14 City Councilman Brian Cummins says, since the beginning the consensus has been that the home where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were kidnapped and abused for a decade, needs to go.
"Our gut feeling, from knowing the area, knowing the people on the street, knowing the context of investors is, no one is going to be interested in investing in this street for a couple of years," said Cummins.
It's a parallel situation to that of Imperial Avenue, where Anthony Sowell murdered 11 women in his home.
When Sowell was sentenced to death in August 2011, it took about four months for his home to be demolished.
Today it stands an empty field.
It's unclear if the lot at 2207 Seymour will become anything more.
"What is the most respectful thing based in the survivors interests, and the interests of the residents who live on that street? They should be the ones guiding our decisions," said Cummins.
Cummins hopes, in a few years the City of Clevelandcan look at reinvesting in Seymour Avenue; not just the property at 2207, but in fixing up many of the homes on this street.