EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - On Tuesday, demolition started on an El Paso County eyesore.
The county began tearing down the modular homes neighbors say litter their neighborhood.
Along Dale Street and Siferd Boulevard, 16 buildings are being removed from private property.
The structures are full of abandoned mattresses, scattered clothes, and broken windows.
The county says those buildings aren't up to code and are attracting criminal activity.
“The property owners keep changing names, changing states and refuse to really mitigate. We went through the entire civil court, constitutional process, to ensure that we did everything we could to rectify before getting to this point,” said Peggy Littleton, El Paso County commissioner.
The cleanup will wrap up within 10 days.
The entire project is expected to cost the county around $110,000.