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Carrollton Continues to Say “Bye” to Blighted Structures

Former Millie’s Restaurant : Photo by Mark Auclair

The City of Carrollton is continuing its work to say “bye” to blighted and unkept structures within the city limits. In the last two weeks two more buildings have been leveled including the former Millie’s at 705 Bankhead Highway, across from Robinson’s Salvage Overstock Warehouse, and the former Lankford’s florist shop at 1003 Maple Street near Westover Square. Other recent demolitions as part of this program have included the former Handee Market, Church’s Chicken, Classy Cricket, and 4AM Coffee Roasters/Vogelsberg’s Bakery at the corner of Alabama Street and North Park Street/US Highway 27, as well as the former Mellow Mushroom at the intersection of Maple and South Streets.

According to Hayley Beaver, Deputy Clerk for the City of Carrollton, since the program began in 2014, 67 blighted structures have been demolished including houses and commercial buildings. “The vast majority of these structures were requested by property owners for removal. This program provides an avenue for property owners to remove structures that they have not been able to take care of, while retaining ownership of their property. This improves the neighborhood by removing structures that have unsanitary conditions, contain unsafe building structure conditions, or are potential sites for illegal activity to take place,” she added.

The city has developed a brochure that has more information about the program, including an outline of the process by which property owners can request a blighted structure teardown. Download the brochure by clicking here.

The former Millie’s property is currently for sale through Molly Strickland at Commercial Realty Services of West Georgia. She can be contacted at 478.278.2673.

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Kevin is a reporter for The City Menus. A 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, he moved out of state briefly before returning to the Carroll County community in 2013. He enjoys seeing and writing about the growth in Carrollton and surrounding communities.