Feb 6, 2014
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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.



  1. Why do they have city workers a couple times a week with planting,weeding,beautifying the parkway and residential on south 8th st in Richmond.look like a dump I have asked city workers they say they don’t have the funds I don’t understand it is in the same city ,I have lived on this street for over thirty years and it is not a beauty place to look at.

    Tina Reese | Feb 7th, 2014

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