FAIRFIELD PROJECT PLANNED National Guard Demolishing Abandoned Buildings In Huntington Neighborhood
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 12, 2012 10:33 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 14, 2012 9:08 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The West Virginia National Guard is demolishing several abandoned buildings in Huntington’s Fairfield neighborhood as part of an ongoing project by local, state and the federal government to revitalize the area.
To call attention to the project, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke in Huntington’s Fairfield neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
The plan is to demolish 50 homes in 30 days.
During Thursday’s event, Goodwin and Tomblin along with Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe toured the demolition sites and made public remarks regarding the project.