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Worst Commercial Property in Columbus Being Demolished Today

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Demolition officially begins today on the building that city officials have dubbed the “#1 Vacant and Blighted Commercial Property” in Columbus. The building, located at 3150-3218 Allegheny Avenue, has accrued nearly $600,000 in fines since 2015 due to a new law that allows the city of Columbus to apply $1,000 per day penalties to properties deemed unsafe or damaged.

According to the Franklin County Auditor, the property is owned by a corporation known as “Limited Investment Group,” an entity that is owned by Ashraf A. Ettayem, according to the Ohio Secretary of State.

“The property has been a nuisance and eyesore on the East Side neighborhood,” stated a release issued by John Rosenberger, President of the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (COCIC).

The City of Columbus Land Bank and COCIC are working together on the demolition, which is expected to take two days to complete.

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