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MSD, city to begin tearing down vacant buildings in St. Louis Thursday

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An abandoned building in St. Louis City. Credit: KMOV An abandoned building in St. Louis City. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Thursday, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) will begin tearing down abandoned and condemned buildings in St. Louis City.

The first three buildings to be demolished as part of “MSD Project Clear” will be on Greer in the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood in north St. Louis.

MSD is working with the city to remove many vacant buildings at a cost of more than $13.5 million.

The goal is not only get rid of eye sores and make room for future development ideas, but also to reduce sewer overflow into the Mississippi River. MSD officials said the project will also improve water quality.

The project has been in the works for some time. The Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Coalition for the Environment are part of the agreement.

In total, 11 buildings will be demolished as part of the project.

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