Abandoned homes in West Omaha torn down after several violations

A Northwest Omaha corner that many considered an eyesore is no more after two homes were finally torn down.
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 8:17 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A busy corner in northwest Omaha is looking better tonight several months after 6 On Your Side exposed a pair of dangerous eyesores.

Last November, nearby residents drew issue with two neighboring abandoned houses in the area of 168th and Bedford.

One was torn down by a developer a few weeks later, but the second graffiti-covered house owned by a church group remained standing until now.

After several violation notices, the city hired a demolition contractor. It cost taxpayers more than $23,000 to tear down the house and a large outbuilding located behind it.

The property owner will be billed and if it’s not paid, a lien could be slapped on the corner lot.