(BEDFORD) - Demolishing old structures can prove expensive. Bedford's outdated water plant on M Street has been vacant since 2000, is in a state of disrepair, and harbors environmental issues that must be addressed.
Asbestos is among the materials that must be removed.
Utilities Director Misty Adams says the site has become unsafe and is a target for vandals.
Trena Carter of Administrative Resources association asked the Bedford City Council for permission to file a grant application available to remove blighted buildings through Disaster Recovery Funds.
Carter estimated the cost of demolition at approximately $197,000. The city would be responsible for 10 percent of the costs, if the city receives the grant.
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