Houston, TX – Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Council Member Larry Green, the Houston Contractors Association (HCA), neighbors and community leaders kicked off the City’s 3rdAnnual Demo Day at a dilapidated and unsafe building at 4007 Ebbtide Street in southwest Houston Friday morning.
A total of approximately 189 blighted structures throughout the city will be razed as part of the mayor’s 2012 demolition initiative. The structures approved for demolition were selected from a list of properties for which the hearing order date has expired and which the owner has failed to bring into compliance.
“One of my highest priorities for Houston is improving quality of life and making our neighborhoods safer. Clearly, the problem of dangerous and abandoned buildings is urgent,” said Mayor Parker. “This year’s demolition plan aims to make the best use of limited resources, working in partnership with the Houston Contractors Association to reduce the problem. It is a fiscally-responsible plan that gives first priority to those structures assessed as the most dangerous.”