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City To Expand Blight Survey

By Reagan ConnellyIn accordance with the current workforce housing problem Fairbury is facing, the city hired Marvin Planning Consultants, to survey an area in northeast Fairbury.The survey covered a triangular area bordered by North K Street, Airport Road, and Industrial Avenue. The goal of the study was to designate the area in Fairbury as blighted or substandard.The survey included an evaluation of the structures, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and streets.The survey found that 80 percent of the structures were rated normal and 20 percent were rated above normal, 100 percent of the sidewalks were poor or missing, eight percent of curbs and gut...

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