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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An eyesore owned by the city of Albany may soon be cleaned off the Albany landscape.  The apartments on Odom Street burned nearly three years ago.

The vacant and dilapidated building remained standing without any change until recently. Asbestos has been removed and the building can finally be torn down. Some Albany commissioners say that can't happen soon enough.

"It's just not the kind of thing that we want in the neighborhood and as we've been doing, stressing keeping your neighborhoods clean and asking the neighbors and everybody to help us keep it clean, then certainly we have to be an example for them to follow," said City Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard.

"The city certainly needs to be good stewards when it comes to removing dilapidated structures and asbestos from this place," City Commissioner Jon Howard said.

The asbestos abatement wrapped up yesterday. City public works crews plan to demolish the building soon.

 

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