Macon-Bibb house demolitions ahead of schedule | Community Spirit
On Thursday, April 23, Macon-Bibb County demolished the 100th and 101st house since July 1, 2014. These two structures were located at 555 and 581 Cynthia Avenue, just off of Second Street and across from Elam Alexander Academy.
“These demolitions put us almost two months ahead of our effort last year. It took us until the very last day of the year to get to 100, and at that time, I charged us with working towards 125 this year,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “I’m delighted we’re ahead of schedule, and it’s through the work
Addressing blight has been a top priority for the government for many years, with house demolition being the most visible. In recent months, Macon-Bibb County has formed a Blight Task Force to prepare for the issuance of $14 million in bonds that will help find new ways to address blight, improve infrastructure, create a sustainable neighborhood model, engage the community, and continue the demolitions.