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This property at 12408 Cotton Street is one of 12 properties that will come down during the first set of demolitions as part of Knox County’s $404,000 share of the Moving Ohio Forward grant.
This property at 12408 Cotton Street is one of 12 properties that will come down during the first set of demolitions as part of Knox County’s $404,000 share of the Moving Ohio Forward grant. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 29, 2013 8:38 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Demolition will begin April 13 on another dozen projects under the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition grant program.

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The first demolition projects under the program were the two houses razed last year in Mount Vernon at the corner of High and Sandusky Streets.

The new projects are the first dozen from around the county that have completed the qualification process, County Community Development Consultant Amy Schocken explained. Once an abandoned residential property has been submitted for demolition, it has to be inspected for asbestos, a title search conducted and any lien holders consulted.

Some types of liens can disqualify a property, Schocken said.

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