Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

October 10, 2012

Guard, DOH complete Huntington demolition project

HUNTINGTON — More than 50 dilapidated homes in Huntington have been demolished in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods.

The West Virginia National Guard and the state Division of Highways completed the four-week project Tuesday.

Christal Petty with the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority tells The Herald-Dispatch  that 54 homes were demolished.

Perry says the lots will be sold to developers who want to build new residential properties.

A new policy implemented by the authority allows property owners to donate structures on the city’s unsafe buildings list to the authority. Perry says five owners have offered to donate their properties so far.

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