We’ve reported on this sad group of houses in Washington Village a few times — they’ve been abandoned since being taken over by “investors” back in the late 90s. We’re happy to report that the City finally decided to do the right thing and demolish them. It would be nice to see a park or other open space on that land, but it’s a rather isolated industrial area — so it will be interesting to see what actually happens once the rubble has been cleared away. We’re considering this a semi-win so far, since this is the first real effort the City has made to do anything about these homes since we first reported on them in January and February of 2009.
Here’s what they looked like in November 2009 (note the condemnation notices):
And here’s what the block looks like today: