Georgetown County is beginning the second phase of a project to remove blight structures from private properties. County residents who have abandoned houses or other unsightly buildings on their properties and who would like them removed for free are invited to apply to participate in the project.
Earlier this year, the county removed 13 blight structures from properties in and around the Graves Station area. The demolition work came in under budget, so the Planning Department hopes to remove at least seven more blight structures with remaining funds allocated for blight removal.
Removal of these structures will increase property values as newer homes are built, said Matthew Millwood, project manager. To apply, visit the Georgetown County Planning Department at 129 Screven Street, Georgetown, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The county will fund removal of the structure and grading of the land afterward, but other debris, such as old cars, must be cleared by the property owner.