I know this is an issue in many small towns (and larger ones too no doubt). We have 20-30 houses that should be razed. Of course, you are looking at $7,000-$10,000 a house to take down. The city never really recoups its money. The best it can hope for is a new house on the lot that pays property tax. Still, we hear people wondering where new housing would be available and it seems to me since we already have the street, water and sewer there it makes a lot more sense. Has anyone done a systematic program that redevelops like that?