Friday, April 29, 2011

City: Messrs. Elowitch, Tear Down Those Walls

Westbrook received a $125,000 Community Development Block Grant last week to
help pay for demolishing the blighted 27,000-square-foot building, which has
been used for storage since Maine Rubber moved out in the late 1990s. The
building's owners, brothers David and Jim Elowitch, are meeting with city
officials next week to discuss what to do with the property, which is bordered
by Main Street, Saco Street and William Clarke Drive. The city will only use the
grant money if the Elowitches cover the rest of the cost of the
demolition--roughly another $50,000.
- John C.L. Morgan

1 comment:

B Morgan said...

Great idea, but maybe keep the "drive-throughs" on the other side of town and try to make more of a downtown look on this end.