Flood House Demolition

          About two months after the purchase of the property was closed on by the city of Decatur, the house located at 421 Bellmont Road was destroyed as part of the city-wide efforts to restore land within the floodplain back to its original purpose. The land across from Bellmont High School marks the 100th property that has been restored in the decades-long project. 

          “The goal is twofold,” explained Rod Renkenberger of the Maumee River Basin Commission back in September when the City celebrated the purchase of the property, “we want to open the floodplain back up to what it was intended for and to remove people from harm’s way.”

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