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Public hearing on condemned buildings set for Tuesday morning

A public hearing is set for Tuesday morning during the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting for owners of buildings ordered condemned by the city of Columbus. Mayor Kristen Brown says a total of eight properties, six residential and two commercial, properties have been deemed "unsafe and unsightly" by inspectors.

The public hearing will allow the building owners an opportunity to address city officials and provide details as to when the buildings will be razed. It is the property owner's responsibility to tear down the structures and remove the debris.

Mayor Brown says none of the buildings slated for tear down would surprise anyone. She says that the city's Code Enforcement Department is in charge of making the decision as to what buildings need to be leveled and making contact with the property owners. Brown says the demolition orders came about as a result of the issuance of an "unsafe building order." She says those orders went out on May 18.

Brown added that the removal of these buildings is part of an overall effort to beautify Columbus neighborhoods in need of it. She noted that when eyesore buildings are removed, it helps residents to take pride in their neighborhood and do a little more to beautify their own property.

Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety begins at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014 6:40:46 PM

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