Habitat Project Targets Blighted Homes in Lynmore Estates
Crews demolished both Thursday morning in the opening salvo of Macon Area Habitat for Humanity’s “Blight Out of Sight” program.
For five years, Habitat has been working to improve the area, also known as the Peach Orchard. Mercer University students conducting a service-learning project determined that of the 399 homes in this neighborhood, 118 are blighted.
“Our plan is to try and get up to 85 structures removed by the end of this decade,” said Harold Tessendorf, executive director of the local Habitat branch.