Grant Street house flattened


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@wnewsj.com



The razing of this house is part of ongoing work by the Clinton County Land Bank.

The razing of this house is part of ongoing work by the Clinton County Land Bank.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

WILMINGTON — A dilapidated and long-vacant house on the 300 block of Grant Street in Wilmington was demolished Tuesday.

The action is part of ongoing work by the Clinton County Land Bank. The Clinton County Land Re-utilization Corporation (“Land Bank”) was established in 2016 with a mission to clean up vacant, blighted properties throughout Clinton County and return them to productive use.

There have been more than 40 demolitions of vacant and abandoned residential properties in Clinton County through the Land Bank.

The funding program to do all those razings wraps up in a couple weeks, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Taylor Stuckert said Tuesday. The Grant Street project is the last one for 2019.

Nonetheless, Stuckert anticipates the Land Bank will be able to bring down some more derelict buildings, adding that the City of Wilmington wants to continue clearing blighted structures.

The razing of this house is part of ongoing work by the Clinton County Land Bank.
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By Gary Huffenberger

ghuffenberger@wnewsj.com