Macon-Bibb County

Demolition

Demolition

  • #BlightFight reaches 600th demolition
    On Thursday, November 9, crews demolished blighted structure 600 in our ongoing Blight Fight. You can watch the full demolition of the blighted house at 689 Richmond Street here. “We made a promise to actively remove blight from our neighborhoods, and in fewer than three years we have made tremendous progress,” said Mayor Lester Miller. […]

    November 9, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Community & business leaders bid farewell to building where so many started their careers and service
    Wednesday was a bittersweet day as Maconites said farewell to the old Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce building located behind the Macon Coliseum before the Public Works Department began an impressive demolition. You can watch the demolition here. Chamber President Jessica Walden, Mayor Lester Miller, Chamber Board Chair Scott Siegel, and architect for the new […]

    August 4, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Blight Fight reaches 500: Demolitions make way for Mill Hill rejuvenation, Ocmulgee Mounds expansion
    On Tuesday, May 2, our Blight Fight initiative officially made it to 500! Our Public Works crew removed two blighted houses at 371 and 383 Dewitt Street. You can watch the demolition here. “We don’t want to just tear things down. This is about building our community up, something that we intend to do,” said […]

    May 5, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Old fire training center demolished
    The first Fire Department training center on Tinker Drive has officially been taken down and removed. On Wednesday, May 11, construction crews removed the Charles A. Smallwood Training Center to make way for the brand new state-of-the-art center.   Crews are expected to begin work Thursday, May 19 after the Fire Department holds a ceremonial groundbreaking […]

    May 13, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • #BlightFight clears 75th blighted house
    On Thursday, November 18, we reached a milestone in our Blight Fight, which is aimed to make our community safer and cleaner. The blighted and dangerous house at 4302 Ashland Drive is the 75th house down in our mission. “This effort is allowing us to take major steps forward in improving our neighborhoods,” said District […]

    November 19, 2021 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Public Works removes first commercial building in #BlightFight
    On Thursday, August 26, Public Works continued Macon-Bibb’s Blight Fight by tearing down the first commercial property included in this initiative. The crew removed the structure at 3527 Brookdale Avenue from the neighborhood. “I’m excited that we were able to take down the first commercial property so far,” said Public Works Director Tim Wilder. “There’s […]

    August 27, 2021 published by Edna Ruiz

  • First commercial property to be demolished as part of Blight Fight
    Public Works will continue Macon-Bibb’s Blight Fight by tearing down the first commercial property included in this initiative. At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, the crew will begin removing the structure at 3527 Brookdale Avenue (seen above) from the neighborhood. “I’m excited for us to be taking down the first commercial property so far,” […]

    August 25, 2021 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Macon-Bibb County to demolish 125th house of the year
    On Thursday, June 24, Macon-Bibb County will tear down the 125th abandoned and dilapidated house of the year, meeting the goal set by Mayor Robert Reichert and exceeding the total torn down last year. The house at 743 Monroe Street will be torn down beginning at 10:30 a.m. Last year, Macon-Bibb reached its goal of […]

    June 24, 2015 published by Chris Floore

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