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Record demolition is a start on city housing blight

By Jeremy P. Kelley - Staff Writer

The city of Dayton has had a record-breaking year of demolition, knocking down 482 blighted structures so far, and cutting its “nuisance property” list from 1,830 sites to 1,460.

But for every blighted house the city knocks down, there are 10 more crumbling structures that could qualify as nuisances, but haven’t been put on the list yet. And for every neighborhood where new homes have been built, like the 80 each in Twin Towers and Roosevelt, there are others such as Residence Park that have seen less movement.

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