- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say an effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses in Columbus has reduced the number of vacant buildings in the city by about 1,000 since 2012.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1LL3fGt ) the city code enforcement office says there are about 5,300 vacant structures in the city. That’s down from nearly 6,300 four years ago.

Dana Rose, the city’s code enforcement administrator, says the city last year hit former Mayor Michael Coleman’s goal of demolishing 900 “worst-of-the-worst” properties in four years.

John Turner, the city’s land bank administrator, says the city has torn down 44 houses this year and plans to knock down at least 160 more.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com


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