Seven blighted buildings could see wrecking ball

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Seven blighted buildings could be piles of rubble in Columbus as the city accepts bids to eliminate them.

The city will accept bids until Sept. 2. 24-Hour News 8’s partners at The Columbus Republic report this will be the biggest effort in more than a decade to eliminate rundown buildings.

The city has considered 21 properties for demolition throughout the city since June.

An additional $200,000 will help the Columbus City Council tear down some of those buildings. The money comes from additional money in general funds. The city will consider an additional $100,000 for next year’s budget proposal.

The extra money will help take care of a backlog of blighted properties.

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