Dilapidated Jamestown Road house soon to be no more.
One blighted house in West Hyattsville will soon be nothing but a memory. Last night, the Hyattsville City Council approved a $14,570 contract with American Enterprises, Inc. to demolish an abandoned home at 2805 Jamestown Road. The 792 square foot house is currently dilapidated and overgrown with vegetation. The house is a victim of foreclosure and is currently owned by the bank. In mid August, the city received a court order authorizing the demolition and razing of the building. In the long term, the demolition won't end up costing the city any money. The city will use a lien to recoup the cost of the demolition when the property is eventually sold.
Some say homes are unkept and pose danger to Hyattsville's neighborhoods.
Editor's Note: This is part one of a series on vacant homes in Hyattsville. After seeing dozens of "For Sale" signs and indications of uninhabited homes, Patch decided to give a general overview of how these vacancies are affecting Hyattsville. When you travel down the streets of Hyattsville, you pass all kinds of residences from war era and Victorian stand-alones, to modern row houses and apartments. But, between the tailored front yards and bustling front porches of some blocks, stand the vacant structures, slowly falling victim to the elements and abuse. Although the city has no official tally of homes without occupants, it’s clear that empty houses along with their overgrown properties and abandoned structures are a problem in need of …