ONLY ON 3: City pays to clean up eyesore


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Submitted: Tue, 12/06/2011 - 8:41pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington eyesore is being cleaned up. Crews today began tearing down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse at Front and Nutt Streets.

The city hired a contractor to demolish the building next to the Convention Center after condemning it in April because the owner, Riverfront Holdings II, LLC, says it can’t pay for the work.

The city has put a lien on the property for $18,206 to pay for it. There is already a lien of for $14,512 for clean-up the city did last year.

The work should be done in about a week.

2 Comments

  • Thomas Frost says:

    My wife and I just commented on this very topic this past Saturday while participating in WILMA being held at the convention center. Our former home town news station accepted calls from concerned citizens about eyesores throughout the viewing area. These sites were mentioned at least 3 nights a week. The city/county soon took action. Property owners were given one year to clean THEIR mess up or else the city/county would do if for them, send them a bill, and if not paid, the property was assumed for failure to pay. Needless to say, property/eyesore owners soon got the message and the town began to look better. This is especially important to cities like Wilmington who rely on Summer tourist dollars. We must make every effort to make this city attractive. First impressions if you know what I mean. Speaking of “1st Impressions”, you should take a close look at CFCC Signage located in front of their maintenance building. How ironic……

  • dumb city says:

    it should be free you are forcing the people to pay for demo cause it makes your unwanted crapvention center look bad. you decided to demo it then you pay for it saffo a little cut in your pay would be nice with other city council people.

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