The Abandoned Properties Coalition is tackling a widespread issue across West Virginia and is requesting information about vacant schools across the state. Do you know know of a vacant school in your community?
The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority (CURA) has voted to give Charleston an additional $250,000 to continue their demolition efforts to reduce the amount of vacant and dilapidated properties.
94 houses have been demolished in Charleston but the program was supposed to be over at the end of the month. That is when CURA voted to provide more money.
About 50 more buildings could be demolished with the $250,000.
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In April, the West Side Charleston 2008 Revitalization Plan progress was briefly discussed prior to WV BAD Buildings Project Manager Shae Strait discussing the draft of the West Side Neighborhood Association BAD Buildings Final Report. Volunteers had conducted inventories of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in the community to help identify the conditions of the buildings.
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