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Demolition by Neglect

Process of allowing a building to deteriorate to the point where demolition is necessary to protect public health and safety. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection ....


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Harvard Study Compares Demolition to Rehabilitation

By: Thomas A. Jorgensen Gothic Revival House in Cleveland - After | Credit: Cleveland Restoration Society It costs the City of Cleveland $10,000 to demolish a vacant house. But what if that money was used instead to rehab the house? Can a vacant property be made livable for $10...

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Preservation and Rightsizing: Strategic Demolition in Detroit

Piecemeal demolition - in conjunction with demolition by neglect and other factors - has contributed to the slow erosion of neighborhoods across the city. Pictured: Detroit's East Side | Emilie Evans By Emilie Evans Large-scale demolition can feel like a punch in the gut to...

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