Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Come and talk with Directors Daryl Rush, Community Development and Ed Rybka
Submitted by Rebecca Kempton on Sat, 05/07/2011 - 00:30.
You must attend the May 11th, 6 p.m., St. Rocco's Church 3205 Fulton Road.
Come and talk with Directors Daryl Rush, Community Development and Ed Rybka, Building & Housing
Ask Why are area has been neglected.
Abandoned buildings can be associated with a wide variety of socio-economic problems. They are magnets for criminal activity, including the consumption and trade of drugs, prostitution, and crime against property. They erode not only the aesthetic appeal of whole neighborhoods, but also the social fabric of the communities in which they are located. Abandoned buildings cause property values in surrounding areas to decline, and represent a waste of resources that is cruelly ironic in areas plagued by homelessness and a lack of affordable housing. They also pose health and safety risks, often constituting fire and toxic waste hazards and regularly becoming rodent infested. Finally, abandoned buildings have a tendency to cluster in certain neighborhoods, a phenomena which is, itself, partly a symptom of the tendency of abandonment to encourage further abandonment in a self-reinforcing, vicious circle of urban blight and decline. -- Mark Setterfeild
We have to Stop this cycle in our community
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