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Damaged by Hurricane Harvey, Aransas Pass homes demolished

More than 250 other properties have been targeted for demolition. The city says those properties have become magnets for crime.
Posted: 7:32 PM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 20:32:28-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Aransas Pass is demolishing several abandoned structures that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

About 100 buildings have already been demolished since Harvey hit in 2017.

More than 250 other properties have been targeted for demolition. The city says those properties have become magnets for crime.

"We have properties that have over 60 calls in the last few months of crime activity on these types of properties, with police, code enforcement, ems calls, and that is a financial hit to our city and our tax payers," Aransas Pass Code Compliance Officer, Cory Elrod said. "We are trying to get it addressed as quickly as we can."

Property owners are responsible for the cost of the demolition if the city is forced to level a home.

The city will also put a lien on the property.