Eyesore No More: Abandoned Building Demolished on Indy's East Side
INDIANAPOLIS -- An eyesore on the east side of Indy is no more.
The city finished tearing down a building at the abandoned Towne and Terrace Condominiums on Thursday.
It's one of several buildings the city owns and wants to demolish on the property located near 42nd and Post Road, according to WISH-TV.
Crime and squatters have been a problem at the vacant condo complex for a long time, according to neighbors. Police found at least three bodies at Towne and Terrace in 2018.
Mayor Joe Hogsett and other city leaders hope the project will help reduce crime and increase safety in the area.
"These properties have far too long been an eyesore, negatively impacting the quality of life for residents, and leading to serious concerns for public safety. This project is the first of many steps the city is taking to address the deplorable conditions residents of the area, unfortunately, have come to experience and live with daily," Hogsett said.
The city has not announced redevelopment plans for the site.
(Photo from a video provided by the City of Indianapolis.)