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Penn Hills continues fight against blight

Dillon Carr
| Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
This house at 10743 Frankstown Road in Penn Hills was one of six slotted for demolition in September 2017.
Dillon Carr | Tribune-Review
This house at 10743 Frankstown Road in Penn Hills was one of six slotted for demolition in September 2017.

Six more abandoned houses will soon be torn down as Penn Hills continues its fight against blight.

Council recently hired Greensburg's Lutterman Excavating to do the work at a cost of $44,300. Municipal planner Damian Buccilli said the company has 90 days to finish the job and he expects the work to start next month.

The houses being demolished are at 88 Highland View St., 7542 and 7460 Ridgeview Ave., 8184/8186 Chaske St., 10743 Frankstown Road and 211 Parkridge Drive.

Demolition of three other abandoned houses that started in June has been completed. Those buildings were at 8642 Pershing St., 1025 Hamil and 6703 Leechburg roads. There was one emergency demolition at 3005 Graham Blvd. that was also done in June.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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