Our community has a fix or flatten program. At first glance is sounds like it would eliminate "blighted areas", but it seems that by the time the city gets to the building -- it's so bad that the owner just says here tear it down.
Has other cities come up with something that would encourage the owner to "fix or sell". The emphasis on absentee landlords or owners to preserve and care for buildings rather than just doing nothing. To somehow preserve the historic or older buildings rather than just letting them run down, and when the owner has gotten everything they can out of the building in rents just turning it over to the city. Thank you.