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NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Woodville Mall is set to come down in July of next year, but now the city says
they're running into problems with the property owners.
City of Northwood says the property owners are not meeting strict court-ordered
deadlines. The first was to install a chain-link fence around the property,
which happened, but now city officials say the owners missed the deadline for
detailing how they plan to demolish the former mall.
plans were supposed to be submitted by Sept. 30. City officials say they did
receive a plan from the property owners, but the plans lacked any details
regarding demolition. The city engineer gave the owners a list of information
they still needed, but the city has not received a response.
Administrator Bob Anderson says city council will start discussing the process
of advertising for demolition bids at this Thursday's council meeting.
not sure about the cost, everything is still pretty much in the air right now,"
Anderson said. "It's been about two years since we've been dealing with an
abandoned mall. I think it's about time…we do something about it."
says he's pushing for the city to be more aggressive with the demolition
process, and says he doesn't want to see the building sitting empty for another