Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

An “early Christmas present” to the Norwood community

Gerry Stoker, Norwood’s Building Commissioner tells us the City ordered two blighted properties at 4705 and 4707 Section Avenue demolished by O’Rourke Wrecking’s large track hoe on December 17. He stated, “These two structures were across from Norwood High School and have been a stain on the neighborhood for many years. The owner of the properties refused to perform any type of maintenance on the buildings. These structures harbored transients and possible drug activities, and to reiterate the words of Building Department Inspector James Shelby, ‘the elimination of these two eyesores was an early Christmas present to the neighborhood and the whole community.’” Once the land is graded, it will be seeded and covered with straw to be a green-space.