Mayor Byron Brown’s administration is on a mission to tear down (demolish) dilapidated houses and buildings that are privately and publicly owned. There have been at least 5,700 buildings brought down over the last decade or so and there have been mixed feelings on what is happening to these structures on the Eastside.

A lot of these vacant homes some residents say could be saved and should not be demolished. Others say that these vacant structures should be demolished because they are more than just eye sores, they are used to sell drugs, prostitution, and are havens for rodents, skunks, and raccoons especially during the winter months!

There are so many vacant lots on the Eastside now from so many demolitions; what does the city plan to do moving forward? Whatever the case, do you think that the city is making progress by getting rid of these crumbling structures?

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