34 more blighted houses added to #BlightFight demolition list

by | Jun 2, 2021 | Community News, Mayor, News

On Wednesday June 2, 2021 Mayor Lester Miller announced the next round of houses to be taken down in his Blight Fight campaign.
“We’re celebrating a milestone in our fight against blight, in our fight to remove falling in, burned out, and blighted structures from our neighborhoods, to make our community safer, more beautiful, and a better place to live,” said Mayor Miller.
In April 2021, Mayor Miller first started with a goal to take down 30 blighted houses in 30 days. Our crews surpassed that goal by finishing ahead of schedule, two weeks ago. During those demolitions, Code Enforcement was working to get another round of blighted houses lined up and ready to go.
“This initiative is made up of a lot of partners that are all working together,” said Code Enforcement Director J.T. Ricketson. “When we work on these demolitions, we are coordinating with our Tax Commissioner’s Office, the Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority, County attorneys, Public Works, Solid Waste, Macon Water Authority, Planning and Zoning, and many private contractors.”
“We’re proud of all of the hard work our crews have done to make this happen,” said Mayor Miller. “We couldn’t do this without them.”
In this second round, Code Enforcement Department selected 34 properties, which includes 16 burned structures and 18 structures considered Vacant, Abandoned, and Dilapidated. All but two of them have Code violations going back more than seven years, and all of them represent a public safety and public health issue for the neighborhoods.
Once all of the houses are demolished in the first and second round, we will have removed 78 blighted houses from our neighborhoods since the start of our initiative.
You can watch the full press conference here.
Second Round
36 Brigham Street
90 Green Street
120 Comer Terrace
253 Pursley Street
308 Lincoln Avenue
320 Hydrolia Street
327 Penn Avenue
466 Cynthia Avenue
528 Heard Avenue
658 Pringle Street
931 Ernest Street
958 Elm Street
1070 Crescent Avenue
1115 Triple Hill Drive
1408 Walnut Street
1491 May Avenue
1744 First Avenue
1883 Fourth Avenue
1891 Fourth Avenue
2026 Lowe Street
2092 Third Avenue
2093 Walnut Stret
2168 Cedar Street
2232 King Street
2251 Clayton Street
2671 S King Street
2802 Houston Avenue
3205 Atkins Drive
3527 Brookdale Avenue
3772 Franklinton Road
4286 Marion Avenue
4290 Worsham Avenue
4302 Ashland Drive
688 Pringle Street

 

First Round – Still in Process

646 Bright Street
378 Steele Street Lane
684 Ell Street
2239 Cedar Street
2328 Felton Avenue
2882 Houston Avenue
3361 Mogul Road
1388 Dent Street
844 W Grenada Terrace
First Round – Completed
308 Old Mast Cove
524 Grosso Avenue
542 Central Avenue
548 Hanson Street
566 Hatcher Place
628 Carmen Place
653 Pebble Street
665 Pineview Avenue
734 Carmen Place
743 Lynmore Avenue
769 Anderson Street
886 Fulton Street S
908 W Ormond Terrace
924 Plant Street
1055 Newberg Avenue
1170 Buena Vista Ave (3 structures)
1493 Third Street
1545 Rosecrest Avenue
1608 Second Street
2078 Third Street
2711 Antioch Road
2921 Houston Avenue
4017 Houston Avenue
4036 Worsham Avenue
4120 Dorothy Avenue
4236 Pinson Street
4233 Pinson Street
4330 Houston Avenue
4259 Irving Avenue
110 College Street
 183 Pursley Street
 195 Pursley Street
 201 Pursley Street

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