Thursday, August 1, 2019

Flatten it

FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY! The awful sagging house on the northeast corner of Ninth and Washington is coming down. It's been the bane of the neighborhood for most of the 10 years we've lived in Calftown, and the empty lot will look a hundred times better than the sadly neglected brick structure now reduced to rubble.

This morning.
It was owned by some people in Coatsburg. They didn't care for it and the grass and weeds grew several feet high before the city would come by and cut it. So what if people used to try and get into it, or local dirtballs used it as a drop area for drug deals? Who cares? It's only a random house on a random street corner.

Thankfully our aldermen cared. It came down because of the city's Fix or Flatten program. Thank you, thank you, thank you to our alderpeople (Ben and Jack, and before that Terri) who knew it had to come down and patiently stayed on it.

If you want to develop an awesome corner spot in a decent neighborhood with people who (mostly) give two bleeps about their homes and property, look into it. Sheryl and I would buy it in a heartbeat if we had the money, but this little building at Fifth and Maine sucks up most of our resources and time, so we have to hope someone else can do something productive with this lot.

This afternoon!

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