Blighted home demolished, neighbors cheer

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Courtesy of the Richmond Police Department

blightedpropResidents on First Street in the Atchison Village neighborhood “cheered” when code enforcement demolished a “severely blighted” home there Wednesday, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus said Thursday.

The chief even offered a picture of the blighted property at 159 1st St., near Bissell Avenue.

The images onblightedbuildingmap the left show what the property looks like post-demolition, and where it is located on the map.

One of several neighbors who spoke with the Standard on condition of anonymity said tearing down the building was “indeed a good thing,” adding she supports any plan to reduce blight.

 

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