Greensboro, NC -- Resident's in Greensboro Glenwood neighborhood were upset about an eyesore created by UNC Greensboro. The University bought homes in the area, and burned them down in September, ahead of plans to re-develop the sites for student housing. But the burned homes stayed there for months.
The city said its the university's responsibility to clean it up. But the school said they needed to fence in those houses before they could start demolition and had experienced several delays.
But now there's good news. According to Mike Byers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs at UNC Greensboro said the university received nuisance notices from the city for a few of the lots with burned down houses. The city gave them a warning to have them dealt with by Friday, January 13 or the city would take further action.
But further action won't be necessary. The university now has those properties fenced in so people can't gain access to them. They are also in the process of putting up the fence for the the entire UNC Greensboro expansion site. They plan to have it all fenced in by the end of next week. The demolition start date is set for January 25.
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