City demands eyesore home on Spokane’s lower South Hill be torn down
SPOKANE, Wash. -
A home that’s been an eyesore for years in one Spokane neighborhood is likely on its last leg.
The home, located on the corner of Cannon and W 7th Ave., has been empty for years. Despite efforts to keep people out, the home has become a place for squatters, according to people who live nearby.
According to a spokesperson from Councilman Breean Beggs’ office, the City has given the owner until September 24th to demolish the property or file an appeal. If not, the city can demolish the property.
The graffiti-covered home has been a problem in the neighborhood for years, according to people who live nearby.
“The ceilings are falling down and it’s been squatted in for I don’t know how many years,” said Mark Hertler, who lives across the street. I would like to see something done with it, but I don’t think there’s enough of the building left for it to be turned into anything.”
KHQ reached out to the owner of the property, who lives near Seattle, but they could not be reached for comment.