Middletown approves demolition of a row of vacant buildings dating back decades


Middletown has approved the demolition of a row of vacant buildings in the hopes of making way for new ventures.

The town planning commission voted unanimously Monday to demolish three buildings along the 200 block of East Main Street that have gone untouched for more than a decade.

Town officials say plans are in place to revitalize the lot for a future restaurant, market, and more.

Officials estimate some of the buildings were built about 50 years ago and no longer house any residents or businesses.

“They were just old, kind of storage buildings, inventory kind of buildings not in great shape. The plans that we’ve seen for what this restaurant and market will look like are beautiful and I think it will certainly be a huge asset to the town,” explained staff planner for Middletown, Cindy Unangst.

Demolition of the buildings is expected to begin within the next 10 days.

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