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A message from Council Member Robert Gallegos

Categories: Community

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I have great news to share! City Council approved $3 million to demolish abandoned and dangerous buildings across the city including 15 in District I. 7 of the dilapidated buildings are located in Clinton Park, 4 in Magnolia Park / Manchester and 4 in the Golfcrest / Park Place area.

Demolishing these dangerous structures is a great victory for our community. They have been an eyesore for a long time and, in some cases, enabled criminal activity in our neighborhoods. A couple of the structures were identified from ride-alongs I helped lead with concerned residents and representatives with the Department of Neighborhoods. I greatly appreciate their work and support.

All of the structures have been determined to be dangerous by an inspection official, structural engineer and a hearing officer. Each demolition costs between $8,000 and $10,000. That covers demolition, asbestos abatement (if necessary) and debris disposal. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure we secure even more dollars to tear down dangerous buildings and improve our community.

Respectfully,

Robert Gallegos
Houston Council Member
District I

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