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Huntsville city council votes to demolish Sparkman Homes pending federal approval

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has to approve the demolition before it happens.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2018 10:35 PM
Updated: Oct. 26, 2018 7:03 PM

If everything goes according to plan, Sparkman Homes will be demolished in about a year and as of tonight, the City of Huntsville is taking care of the demolition.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development must approve the relocation of every Sparkman Homes resident and the demolition of the property. After that, the city will step in and knock down the buildings. In exchange for the city’s work, the housing authority will give the city a piece of land on Lowery Boulevard where the city plans to build a park.

The city and Huntsville Housing Authority are two separate entities. Even though the city agreed to do the demolition, what happens to the land where Sparkman Homes sits now is up to the housing authority.

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