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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
County commissioners are utilizing state money to clean up properties in
downtown Findlay that were damaged more than six years ago.
Taurus Capital building, like many others in downtown Findlay, was damaged in a
flood in 2007. Since then, the Kentucky-based owner has done nothing to repair
or renovate the building.
become an eyesore in the downtown," said County Commissioner Phillip Riegel. "It's
something that nobody wants to see standing."
addition to collapsed ceilings, fading façade, and plant overgrowth, the
abandoned buildings bring another nuisance.
properties like this that are abandoned and in bad shape…have vermin staying in
and around them," Riegel said.
thanks to a Moving Ohio Forward grant, the Taurus Capital building and other
properties on the north bank of the Blanchard River will be demolished later
this month. Officials hope the open spaces will draw in new businesses, as well
as help beautify downtown Findlay.
want to get them down and hopefully spurn some new investment," said Riegel. "But
even if not, just green space would be better than what they are right now."
bids will go out to contractors Sept. 19.