The Town of North Hempstead on Friday is to demolish two structures that have been vacant since 2010.
The structures on Sheridan Street will be torn down at 10 a.m. Town officials say the houses, which have been subdivided, have been the site of loitering and create a “hazardous situation.”
“Zombie houses are dangerous eyesores and I am pleased that the Town was able to demolish these adjoining structures,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth in a news release. “It will certainly breathe new life into this area and improve the quality of life.”
“The Town has the authority to demolish this structure for safety reasons and in order to maintain a quality of living that our local residents in New Cassel deserve,” said Councilwoman Viviana Russell in the release. “The demolition of this structure will surely improve the look of the neighborhood and is another step forward in the revitalization of the area.”
Town officials will place a lien on the property in order to recover the costs spent on demolishing the house.