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Mount Vernon 'zombie property' destroyed

In 2020, the city created a Zombie 2.0 program that's identified 91 zombie structures in the city. About half have been brought up to code and deemed habitable.

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2023, 11:07 AM

Updated 427 days ago

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Another "zombie property" in Mount Vernon was demolished Tuesday.
It's the fourth of 10 zombie properties scheduled to be torn down.

The abandoned property at 151 Union Ave. was known as an eyesore in the community since 2012. 
More than 645 calls have been made to police since a fire on the property 11 years ago, and Department of Public Works crews have visited the home for structure concerns more than 40 times.
In 2020, the city created a Zombie 2.0 program that's identified 91 zombie structures in the city. About half have been brought up to code and deemed habitable.  


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