Greenville Overgrown With Abandoned Lots

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville residents complained about overgrown lots and abandoned houses to the city council last week and while the city’s planning director understands the frustration about blight, the city’s $150,000 budget is too little to maintain all the overgrown lots. Greenville has cleaned up about 500 overgrown and a private contractor has maintained 200. The city has also demolished 75 structures this year.


2 Comments on "Greenville Overgrown With Abandoned Lots"

  1. The city should think about a moratorium on any new buildings/homes until they are at 80% capacity on existing structures forcing business & homebuilders to refurbish existing building/homes. Give grants/tax relief to help out new home buyers/businesses to buy in existing neighborhoods/strip malls to increase property values.

  2. Avatar Kathy Barrett | August 8, 2018 at 11:13 am | Reply

    There is a house in Riverclub Estates. 16 Abide Drive. The house looks abandoned and is a disgrace to our beautiful neighborhood. What can be done about this?

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