This will be so great to see gone

Long-neglected house to be razed as Duluth ramps up fight on blight

I saw the above headline on the DNT website and thought, “I hope it’s that house on Mesaba.” Turns out, it is the house I was thinking of. Glory be!

Thanks to Mayor Ness and anyone else involved in getting this property cleaned up. If Duluth were some kind of Sims game, I’d say my happiness rating goes down just a little every time I drive by this house.



about 12 years ago

I grew up in the Jackson neighborhood next to Munger Terrace and I think every day of my life that house has looked like that - I'm 50.  Kudos to Mayor Ness and the rest for making this happen.  Is there a list of the other houses they are taking down?


about 12 years ago

I thought the same thing! I can't believe how long that thing has been sitting there half-finished. Does anyone know what the story is? I always imagined an older couple trying to renovate, wife dies, husband tries to finish the work but is getting on in years.


about 12 years ago

I'm curious if there is a list as well. My wife and I are still trying to deal with Abandonment Issues and Raccoons next door....

Great news that this is getting underway.


about 12 years ago

I've been the victim of the owner of this property. He had another property which sat dormant and neglected next to my home for years as well. After pressure from the city, due to inspection violations, he sold it. He's a bitter crank with no thought for his community. When he didn't like our offer, he sold it out of spite to a landlord who turned it into college rental. Luckily, this landlord is local and responsible. But the original owner has nothing but disregard for our town, public safety and his neighbors. I'm glad that the next-door neighbor at this property is getting some relief. Cheers to the city for dealing with obviously abandoned properties.


about 12 years ago

Sounds good. Now we need low- and moderate-priced housing to replace it.


about 12 years ago

Wait!  I'll buy it.  I promise I'll finish it!  I swear.


about 12 years ago

Baci, I noticed that house next to you doesn't look like a jungle anymore. I wonder if this guy has hoarder issues? Glad the city is finally doing something about such properties!


about 12 years ago

Don't we wish Beverly.  I live near this house and do hope this time it will be taken care of.  I've seen every mayor of Duluth have the same press conference in the property's yard, and yet nothing ever gets done.  We'll see.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Apparently the house is coming down any minute now.


kate y

about 12 years ago

Mayor Ness et al, this deserves a spot on someones' office wall, just one of the great accomplishments during your term(s)! I hope someone captured a photo of the razing; frame it with pride! Thank you all!

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