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Demolition of abandoned house begins District 1 makeover

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Crews demolishing the abandoned house at 2819 Virginia Avenue. Crews demolishing the abandoned house at 2819 Virginia Avenue.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – There was quite the commotion Thursday morning in Louisville Metro Council District 1. Despite the rain, the first of 12 abandoned homes in the district scheduled to be demolished came down.

The demolition was the first step in Councilwoman Attica Scott's "Bringing Down the House" campaign to clean up the area.

The house at 2819 Virginia Avenue in the Parkland neighborhood had sat vacant for over 10 years. Neighbors said it was an eyesore and past time for it to go.

"It draws a certain type of activity that's not conducive to a lifestyle property owners would want adjacent to their homes," said Yvonne Edwards, who lives two doors down.

The 11 other houses targeted in District 1 do not have a set time when they will be demolished.

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