Fix or Flatten http://tspr.org en Macomb Looking for New Community Developer http://tspr.org/post/macomb-looking-new-community-developer <p>Macomb Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch said the job always kept him on his toes during his nearly seven years with the city. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:20:04 +0000 Rich Egger 46670 at http://tspr.org Macomb Looking for New Community Developer Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten http://tspr.org/post/macomb-ready-round-two-fix-or-flatten <p>A city memo said the Macomb Community Development Office and the City Attorney Office have provided aldermen with another list of private properties to consider for the “Fix or Flatten” program.</p><p>Under the program, the city acquires and demolishes dilapidated buildings unless the owners act to bring them up to code.</p><p>City Attorney Kristen Petrie told aldermen the initial “Fix or Flatten” program this year spurred some property owners into fixing or tearing down structures before the city stepped in.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:17:34 +0000 Rich Egger 24422 at http://tspr.org Macomb Ready for Round Two of Fix or Flatten Aldermen to Decide Fate of Warehouse http://tspr.org/post/aldermen-decide-fate-warehouse <p>A property owner is trying to prevent one of his buildings from being demolished under Macomb&#39;s &ldquo;Fix or Flatten&rdquo; program for dilapidated structures.<br /><br />Chad Hunziker, who is a landlord, said he is using the building at 121 South Albert Street as a warehouse to store appliances and other items. He told aldermen the building is not unsafe.<br /><br />&ldquo;We&#39;re trying to be proactive here and I think we try to work with the city well,&rdquo; Hunziker said.<br /> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:03:04 +0000 Rich Egger 18173 at http://tspr.org Aldermen to Decide Fate of Warehouse Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks http://tspr.org/post/macomb-alderman-retracts-remarks <p>Sixth Ward Alderman Tim Lobdell said he erred during an exchange with City Administrator Dean Torreson. &nbsp;<br /><br />The exchange during the June 18 City Council meeting concerned eight structures that are to be torn down as part of the city&#39;s Fix or Flatten program.<br /><br />Torreson said he would ask contractors to submit a single bid for demolishing all eight. Lobdell contended that aldermen directed Torreson to seek bids on each individual structure. He said that direction was given the previous week during an executive session.<br /> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:54:19 +0000 Rich Egger 17433 at http://tspr.org Macomb Alderman Retracts Remarks