Speech to Text for Blighted homes in Sullivan
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building "nats of "nats of building construction" piece by piece... the city of sullivan is being restored.. crews tore down the first blighted home of the season today.. it's part of the city's blight elimination project. the mission is to clean up and revitalize neighborhoods in the area. news 10's jordan kudisch was at the demolition today. she joins us now live with more on the mission. right now.. it looks like im standing in an empty lot.. but this morning.. crews were here tearing down a house.. it was the first house of the season for what used to be known as the blight elmination program. the program has transformed into the "it's gotta go" restoration program... the project started eight years ago.. the inspiration came after the value of the city dropped 26-million dollars in 20-12. city leaders say abandoned homes became far too familiar. that lead mayor clint lamb and others to make change for neighborhood revitilization. since the project started... it has destroyed and rehabiltated roughly 70 to 80 properties in the community i talked to taylor hayes today. she has lived in sullivan for her entire life. she says she loves seeing the change around her hometown. [take sot incue: it's brough in outcue: cozy town i think to: 0:25 duration:0:25] "it's brought in so many people i feel like we've had a lot of new people moving in to sullivan. it's making it look so much better, especially the square, i just love it here. it's a cozy little town i think." "we knew we wanted to create a clean, vibrant community and neighborhoods is at the heart of that. it's where everybody lives, it's where you interact with your neighbors, it's home." mayor lamb says the restoration of sullivan won't happen over night.. but it's incredible to see locals investing this much back into the town. the next project will be on the 3-hundred block of east harris street. reporting live in sullivan, jordan kudisch, news 10. 10.