Demolition Program Continues to Remove Eyesores
The Euclid Demolition Program continues to improve the community through the selective removal of vacant and abandoned properties. This spring, ten structures have been demolished using grant funds from the Cuyahoga County Demolition Fund.
After soliciting bids, the City awarded the ten-building demolition contract in January to C&J Contractors of Cleveland, Ohio. The total cost of the demolition work was $97,115.
Eight of buildings demolished by C&J Contractors were vacant single-family homes scattered throughout the City's neighborhoods. C&J also removed an abandoned public bus shelter and a gas utility building on Euclid Avenue in front of the GM Inland Building.
Euclid based landscaping firm The Euclid Group has been hired to conduct finish grading of the sites. The company will spread fresh topsoil, grass seed and straw on each lot to ensure an attractive finish.
Demolition of these abandoned properties not only removes a blight from the community, it also creates green space and future development sites throughout the city.
For more information on the Euclid Demolition Program, please contact Senior Project Manager Marty Castelletti at (216) 289-8141.
Jonathan Holody is Director of Planning and Development for the City of Euclid.