AVON LAKE — More than two years in the making, crews on Tuesday tore down a home that neighbors have called a nuisance and a health concern.
The demolition, marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was completed 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said the Beachwood Avenue home has been at the center of complaints from neighbors, who have reported that the home was overrun with raccoons.
In addition, the vacant house had water and structural damage, Zilka said.
The demolition was completed by the Lorain County Land Revitalization Corp., with the help of the Ohio Attorney General’s Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Grant Program.
Zilka said a structure was also demolished on state Route 83 about three months ago, and the city plans to tear down another on Electric Boulevard through the program Tuesday.