- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Muskegon are stepping up the fight against blight with more than a dozen demolitions planned over the coming weeks.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1NWpRzz ) the city is using a $250,000 state grant to level 18 homes scattered throughout the city along with another condemned building. The grant is from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s blight elimination program.

Some of the homes are abandoned. Cathy Brubaker-Clarke, the city’s director of community and economic development, says the city plans to build new houses on some of the lots. She says other lots may be split and offered for sale to neighboring property owners.

The city owns some of the homes. Brubaker-Clarke says others are owned by private individuals, who will be billed for demolition costs.

___

Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide