It was illegally operating as a commercial vehicle storage lot. As Dwaine worked with the city attorney's office to resolve the issue, the owner started to put more vehicles on the lot. Clearly this was an untenable situation.
Would you want this next to your home?
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For years, the neighbors were forced to endure this blighted site as the entryway to their community. In addition to being an illegal storage site for 18-wheelers and school buses, the owner also thought it was OK to store pit bulls and allow an illegal housing shack on the site.
Dwaine Caraway made its shutdown a priority, and in 30 days it will be a memory. Dwaine has ordered that the Certificate of Occupancy be revoked, and the lot will be closed.
We have consistently stated that neighborhoods can't get the development that they desire if the area is not cleaned up. This site was holding back the entire I-35 & Ledbetter intersection; now we can continue to progress toward a more commercially vibrant community.