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Milwaukee committee rejects policy to ban demolition of vacant properties (access required)

A Milwaukee committee balked on Tuesday at a proposal to ban the demolition of city-owned residential properties for the rest of the year, giving local officials more time to decide if they want to use part of the millions the city is expected to receive in federal COVID-19 aid for housing rehabilitation.

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After fits and false starts, Milwaukee officials mark city’s first deconstruction job

City officials celebrated Milwaukee's first deconstruction project on Thursday, admiring the work of a contractor taking apart a vacant house on the city's north side — some two years after a policy was enacted requiring blighted homes to be taken apart instead of torn down.

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Milwaukee committee favors pausing deconstruction policy, after blight spread in 2018

After seeing the number of condemned properties increase in the city last year, Milwaukee officials voted on Tuesday to recommend postponement for a city policy requiring contractors to deconstruct rather than demolish historic houses.

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