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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
buildings in Findlay are scheduled to be demolished after being vacant for
residents say the buildings on Main Street have been an eyesore for years.
look bad and they're bad to have in downtown," said Kathie Lee, owner of
Accelerated Auto Service. "There's a smell that comes from them – just standing
nearby businesses agree.
been in them. [There are] probably rodents and things like that," said Barry
Simmons from American Loan Mortgage Corporation. "They're just an eyesore."
eight buildings on the 100 block of North Main are coming down, starting in
August. Hancock County commissioners voted Tuesday to hire construction company
Hume Supply out of Lima to handle the project.
these buildings get torn down by the end of September, it will open up the
waterways, create a nice green space area for our community to enjoy, and that's
a positive step forward," said Commissioner Brian Robertson.
of the buildings were never repaired after flooding in 2007. It has taken years
for commissioners to set a date for the demolition. They say a previous plan
just didn't make sense to them.
buildings would have been demolished without a real plan for the property,"
Robertson said. "Now they're going to be utilized by the private sector with a
plan, so that's probably a good thing for economic development."
bulk of the funding for demolition will come from the Moving Ohio Forward
Supply was given 45 days to complete the project.