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Old Pasco Landmark/"Eye Sore" To Be Demolished

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PASCO, Wash.- In with the new but out with the old…Over in Pasco the city is seeking a demolition crew to destroy the old meat packing plant on South Elm Street.

The city acquired ownership of about 20 acres of land that the plant sits on. After years of graffiti tagging and the building becoming what the city calls a hazard for anyone in the area, they say they intend to enhance the value of the land and it's surrounding by getting rid of it.

"Expansion is always good," said Aubrieann Johnson who grew up in the neighborhood. "New things, new businesses, new people...but, at the same time you kind of want to remember some of the old."

"I mean if there's something they can do to build something new that would be of use around here since that one's nothing, I think that would be a good opportunity to start something on this side," said Marina Mondragon, a current resident.

The city believes there is salvage value in the building, so they're issuing a request for proposals from companies and individuals for the demolition.

 

 

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