City-Owned Vacant Houses to be Demolished

On Monday, April 25 the Urban Renewal Agency authorized the demolition and removal of vacant City-owned houses located at 137 and 175 S. First Street.

The first step will be to conduct an environmental assessment and abate any asbestos or led paint contamination that may exist on the premises. That is expected to happen in the next couple weeks.

Prior to demolition, the City and Woodburn Fire District are exploring opportunities to utilize the houses for non-burning training exercises.

After demolition, the sites will be backfilled and leveled for future potential redevelopment.

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