Yemassee to target blighted buildings

by | November 29, 2019 5:00 am

Last Updated: November 26, 2019 at 11:55 am

A federal grant is going to allow Yemassee officials to begin removing blighted buildings.
Town officials recently received a $157,500 Community Development Block Grant that will pay the bulk of the cost in the multi-year project.
The town will have to pay a $17,500 match to obtain the federal development funds.
Officials anticipate that the funding will cover the cost of demolishing 15 dilapidated residences throughout the town.
When the buildings are gone, town officials suggest that neighbors will find their property values increasing.
An environmental impact study in the portions of Yemassee where the demolition is planned is underway.
Once the study is completed, the town will go out for bids on the demolition.
Officials anticipate the demolition will begin next spring and be completed within two years.
Once the blighted buildings are removed, the property owners will assume the responsibility of maintaining the lots.

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  1. Comment by richard christopher orlick

    November 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    The Mayor and town council, and police dept. are doing a great job in trying to make Yemassee proud again. Many people don’t realize the name of Yemassee is know all over the United States, and will be for a long time! Reason, between the years 1915-1965 over 500,000 recruits set foot onto Yemassee soil awaiting transfer to Parris Island!!! Marines told their children and relatives and friends about the train ride to Yemassee. The stories are passed down from generation to generation and will be for a long time. I myself got off the train in January of 1955 and my children and grandchildren know the story. Mr. Mayor, Town Council, Police Dept. kudos for a job well done.

  2. Comment by Woman Beating Ex Sheriff

    December 3, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Yemassee is not in Colleton County. Who cares? This is purely irrelevant. Use this wasted space to honor a citizen or student. Wow Press & Standard. SMH! Shame!

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