BRIDGEVILLE – Seven residential properties are being torn down on two Bridgeville streets that have been hit hard by flooding in recent years in order to create green space and give water a place to go should severe flooding happen again.

The borough purchased seven dwellings on Baldwin and Margaret streets as part of a $1.2 million hazard mitigation grant from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). Bridgeville voluntarily purchased the flood-prone properties, and the demolition should be completed by the beginning of July, according to borough manager Joe Kauer. Once they are gone, the lots will be deed-restricted so nothing can be built there in the future.

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Brad Hundt came to the Observer-Reporter in 1998 after stints at newspapers in Georgia and Michigan. He serves as editorial page editor, and has covered the arts and entertainment and worked as a municipal beat reporter.

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