Gateway BAD Building Undergoes Demolition in Fairmont

A demolition crew recently tore down a large blighted structure at a major intersection in downtown Fairmont, WV. The building, a former tire center that loomed menacingly over the intersection of Cleveland Ave, Jackson Street, and Locust Ave since the tire business’s closure in the early 1980s, was one of 53 properties on the City’s blighted gateway property list and was also one of over 300 blighted properties in the volunteer-led BAD (Brownfield, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Building Group’s inventory.

Because of its high visibility and lingering vacancy, both city officials and several concerned residents placed a high priority on the property as a candidate for immediate action. Click here for the full story.