The first of three homes targeted to be razed as part of Wausau's blight elimination project has now been removed.
Monday morning at 205 North 10th Street, crews finished up leveling off dirt at the former site of the abandon home. Due to the demolition. 10th Street between Jackson Street and Washington Street was closed for three days. That road has now reopened.
In August, Governor Walker announced the Department of Financial Institutions and Department of Justice awarded nearly $1 million to for demolition of blighted residential properties across the state.
The Strategic Blight Elimination Program will fund demolitions in Wausau, Milwaukee, Racine, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Stoughton, Baraboo, River Falls, Granton, and Monroe.
An employee from the Wausau Community Development project say the two other abandoned homes will be demolished before the end of the year, but an exact date has not been set.
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