January 15, 2016 - In a three-page submission to Norwood's Building Department, Scott Call requested a "zoning review" for his plan to convert Norwood Baptist Church into a condominium project. In a written statement to WCPO, Call said he "acted like a rental agent" and property manager for the church while living in a single-family home behind the church. Some condo buyers thought he owned the place because he had access to all buildings on the site. Pastor Roger Sheldon said: "He was renting one of our properties and because we had a contract initially for him to buy the property we gave him a room inside the church to set up as an office."
April 11, 2016 - Call's first local legal troubles began when Cincinnati police cited him for failing to control his 2004 Cadillac SRX, leading to an auto accident on Montana Ave. In 2018, Richard Dukes filed a personal injury lawsuit over the incident. Dukes alleged he was Call's Uber passenger when Call went left of center, striking an oncoming vehicle. The case is now in mediation.
July 21, 2016 - Norwood police opened an investigation that led to a felony bad check charge against Call. Norwood resident Ruth Neace said Call refunded her investment in "an upcoming project called Legacy Lofts on Courtland" with a $5,000 check that bounced. The charge was later dismissed because prosecutors deemed it a civil matter, said Norwood Lt. Ron Murphy. In October, Call signed an affidavit of indigency so his public defender could be paid $150 for his work on the case.
December, 2016 - Two months after his indigency filing, Call said he signed a purchase contract for Allison Elementary School. The two-building complex was offered at an auction by Norwood City Schools in June, 2016, with bids starting at $875,000. School officials did not return calls seeking comment. The purchase agreement made Legacy Lofts a 4-acre development site with room for up to 130 condominiums.
August 2, 2017 - In his first public hearing on Legacy Lofts, Call told the Norwood Planning Commission that he expected to close on the purchase of Allison Elementary and Norwood Baptist Church by the end of September. "We also own 2030 and 2034 Weyer," he said. The single-family homes could later be demolished for an additional condo structure, he added. Hamilton County property records show Call never owned the homes. Norwood Baptist Church owned them at the time.
September 6, 2017 - In a meeting of the Norwood Planning Commission, Mayor Tom Williams pressed Call on whether he had the financing to build Legacy Lofts. “We have actually commitments to finish the first phase, which is build out Allison, which is the old school, completely finish all the site work,” Call said. “Doing all the interior infrastructure of the building, putting in the elevators, public safety and then putting in the units, the 27 units. We actually have funding committed to finish that.” In a statement to WCPO, Call said he "made an agreement” in September, 2017 “with a sole private investor to fund the first $1,000,000 and guarantee the bank loan." He declined to name the investor.
October, 2016 - Fifth Third Bank employee Kalen Miller said he deposited $5,000 to reserve a two-bedroom unit at Legacy Lofts, but asked for his money back five months later when no construction took place. Miller said Call later agreed to pay 10 percent interest on his original deposit. Miller sued in July and won a $5,500 judgment in September, 2018.