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Hagerstown firm to raze two downtown buildings for park

January 31, 2012

The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday took the next step toward constructing a new minipark in the downtown area by unanimously approving a demolition contract to raze two buildings at the corner of North Locust Street and East Avenue.

The vote gives city officials the go-ahead to enter a $29,600 contract with Allegany Wrecking & Salvage of Hagerstown.

Allegany will tear down the two vacant buildings at 101 East Ave. and 144 N. Locust St. to make room for a “pocket park” that will be accessible to the general public and add green space to the downtown neighborhood.

City Engineer Rodney Tissue said Monday that the city bought the properties, which contain five residential units, in December 2011 with the intent of knocking down the buildings to make way for the new park.

City officials will set up meetings with the residents of the neighborhood and local historians later this month or in early March to discuss what the park should include and a possible name, Tissue said.

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— C.J. Lovelace

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