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City of Houston Fourth Annual Demo Day

Blighted and Hazardous Buildings to be Bulldozed Saturday, May 18


Ensuring public safety and enhancing the quality of life for residents are top priorities for the City of Houston . One way to accomplish these goals is by eliminating blighted, dangerous buildings in our neighborhoods. The Fourth Annual Demo Day, Saturday, May 18, 2013, launches Mayor Annise Parker's 2013 Demolition Initiative to demolish 136 hazardous structures at locations across the city during May and June.


On Demo Day, Houston Contractors Association volunteers will kick off the initiative by razing a portion of these 136 buildings. The debris will be cleared in the weeks that follow. The City's target date for the completion of all projects is July 31, 2013.


The buildings approved for demolition consist of residential, commercial and multi-family structures. The buildings were selected from a list of properties for which the hearing orders have expired and which the property owners have failed to bring into compliance.


For a list of buildings approved for demolition, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/citizensnet/2013demolitionlist.pdf. The demolition list is subject to change daily.


The Mayor's Demolition Initiative is administered by Inspections & Public Service (IPS), a division of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON). For questions, email contact.don@houstontx.gov or call IPS at 832.394.0600 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 832.394.0600 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. For more information on IPS and DON, visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods.




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and of there's the blighted, broken down house/building next door to the tattoo parlor at Westheimer and Taft. . .

Turned in many times because deterioration not the least of which were  the vines growing out of the roof--one coat of green paint and nothing more is said by the city-

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  • 7 years later...

Well that Blighted old house is located at 323 Westheimer didn’t get demolished  after all. Some fancy footwork ( legal wise) prolonged its existence till owner passed. The daughter is having estate sale inside today and tomorrow (9/13/2020) Amazing how much original construction cane  be viewed— no plaster on walls- all stain glass as boarded up- perfect wooden floor with inlay-very interesting to see inside.......

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