Mobile City Council

Councilman Manzie: Taking Major Step in Addressing Blight in District 2

Councilman Levon Manzie announced this afternoon that the City is working to acquire the old Yarborough Machine & Iron property located at the cross streets of Midway Avenue and Dublin Street across from Williamson High School.

Late last month at a ‘Council in the Community’ meeting at the Harmon Recreation Center in District 2, several citizens complained the property had been abandoned, fallen into severe disrepair and that there appeared to be individuals living in the structures on the property. In response, the City Council began an inquiry into the property and surrounding issues.

“I am pleased to report that the City is taking action to secure the site and address these concerns,” said Councilman Levon Manzie. “Abandoned properties like this hurt our communities. They are an eyesore, create public safety issues, discourage economic development and much more.”

The City is working to acquire the property through the Neighborhood Renewal Program (NRP), which the Council created to streamline the City’s efforts to address blight.

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