A neighborhood eyesore gets demolished in Richmond

on March 25, 2013

Five years of abandonment left the house at 127 Chanslor Avenue in Richmond in terrible condition. It caught fire twice from squatters taking advantage of its neglect. (You can read Zach St. George’s previous story on the history of the property here.)

As part of a plan to demolish such properties, Richmond’s Code Enforcement Department secured a warrant through the court to tear it down. The city’s Code Enforcement Manager Tim Higares has a list of four other homes he hopes to do the same with.

Click on the video above to see Thursday’s demolition of the abandoned property.

Primary shooter: Jessica Naudziunas

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