FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 29, 2018
In the ongoing effort to remove blighted and dangerous buildings from the city’s landscape, a longtime Blue Hills neighborhood eyesore has a date with the wrecking ball. Much to the delight of neighboring residents and businesses, the building — located at 5832 Prospect Ave. — will be demolished on Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.
Fifth District Councilwoman Alissia Canady championed the city’s efforts to take the building down.
“The building was burned out and has been on the fifth district’s, and the city’s, radar for some time,” Councilwoman Canady said. “It’s been an eyesore for the daycare center (across the street) and Blue Hills for too long.”
Canady said because of the building’s high visibility from busy Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. 71 Hwy.), the area seemed to many passersby as blighted and neglected. She said she hopes the building’s demolition will end those thoughts and signal the beginning of a new, more prosperous future for the property.
For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202 or Cynthia Jackson, Executive Assistant to Councilwoman Canady at 816-513-6521 .