Demolition to clear way for housing

DOWNEY - The vacant Verizon building on 2nd Street in downtown Downey is expected to be cleared soon after the City Council awarded the $218,000 demolition contract to South El Monte-based American Wrecking, Inc. on Tuesday.American Wrecking was the lowest of four qualified bidders. The company previously completed abatement and demolition work for the cities of Commerce and La Mirada, and the Compton Unified School District and Palomar Community College. The publicly-owned site at 8314 2nd St. is expected to be redeveloped into a 50-unit affordable housing complex.

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6