Efforts to eliminate blight in the City of Kansas City, Mo. continue to move forward- one demolition at a time! In late spring 2016, the city embarked on a two-year, $10 million project to either tear down or rehab more than 800 blighted properties citywide. And through early 2017, the ambitious goal is in sight!
By the end of 2016, more than 140 homes and buildings were demolished and another 40+ were ready for the wrecking ball. Some of those tear downs were donated by private companies including Kissick Construction and Industrial Salvage & Wrecking.
“I just want to give back,” said Chuck Cacioppo Jr., ISW president. “It gives me a good feeling to help the city eliminate some of these properties.”
Nearly 100 other homes are either being renovated by private owners or have been sold through the Kansas City Land Bank.