JAMESTOWN – Due to a lack of funding, the city of Jamestown has a relatively short list of condemned properties that are scheduled to be demolished in 2018.
On Monday Jamestown City Development Director Vince DeJoy presented the Jamestown City Council’s housing committee as well as the full council with a list of seven residential properties and three commercial properties that his department has targeted for demolition.
DeJoy said funding for the demolition will come from federal funding from the Community Development Block Grant program and with the demolition allocation in the city’s 2018 budget.
He added that in the past, the city has been able to address condemned properties in the city with the use of funding from the Chautauqua County Land Bank. However, he said there is less money to be used this year.
“The numbers would probably be higher if there was more funding,” DeJoy said. “Most of the funding that we received over the past three or four years from the land bank has basically dried up but they are going to apply for more money.”
The condemned residential structures that the city will focus on removing this year are located at:
- 392-394 Falconer St.
- 42 Eagle St.
- 152 Buffalo St.
- 206 Charles St.
- 11 Norwood Ave.
- 867 Spring St.
- 869 Spring St.
The commercial properties include:
- 24 N. Main St. – which was the location of a major fire that broke out last summer;
- 8 E. Second St. – the building next to the Fenton building where the adjoining building next to it had collapsed;
- 771 E. Second St. – which is the former Galati’s Restaurant.
DeJoy said there are six other properties that are in various stages of demolition that will be completed within the next 90 days.
In addition to going over the list of properties that will be addressed this year, DeJoy also handed out a list of just over 100 residential properties that are condemned and posted within the city.
Those properties are located throughout the city and any resident who wants to see which properties are condemned can find out by going to the Department of Development page on the city website and using the MyGov database software.