Columbia residents have driven by the green and yellow Title Loans building near Devine Street and seen a reminder of the destructive and deadly 2015 flood. Now, the building and land is set to be cleaned up.
The City of Columbia received a FEMA grant to purchase afflicted homes and the vacant business, according to a statement from the Columbia Police Department.
The statement said getting the grant came after an “extensive information gathering and a lengthy application process...”
After demolition, the land will become a green space “in perpetuity” in accordance with conditions for receiving the grant, the police department said.
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The demolition will take place on March 18.
Another property that housed a loan business across Devine street still remains blighted from the 2015 flood.