December 14, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    It looks like back in there day this was a nice little neighborhood, I can see kids playing in the street, they should include a picture from back in the day when these homes were occupied.

    • Anonymous

      That would take investigative reporting

      • Guest

        Volunteering your expert services, are you? Or are you more accomplished at freelance sniping?

        • Anonymous

          Relax

          • Guest

            Frankie *would* say that.

          • Guest

            Grow up.

          • Anonymous

            Take a pill. Frankie says RELAX.

  • Anonymous

    It is a pity that these houses couldn’t have been rehabilitated, by the looks of the picture most look well built but probably the cost would be prohibitive.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it would be wise to relocate and save one or more of these buildings as a reminder of the past. This initiative would have to be taken by local citizens.

    • Anonymous

      Actually these were not well constructed . They have no foundations, and there was never a sewer line run up the street. The photo is deceptive. Many years ago the chimneys were removed
      ,leaving a big square hole in the roofs of many of them. I doubt you could pick them up in one piece to use them somewhere else. 

      The real question that has not been posed , is why after so many years as run down shantys, all of a sudden they are being razed. The owner is notorious for not maintaining any of the properties they own . What leverage was used to make the owner comply????????????

  • Anonymous

    Hope they take photographs and record the history on this street and preserve it in the local Historical Society.

  • Anonymous

    should have put in uncle henries  as free for taking……hunting camps.

  • Anonymous

    Have a better look on Google Maps Street View: http://g.co/maps/rcdex

  • Anonymous

    I know people that are living with their families in houses that are in much worse shape than this. It’s all they can afford to rent. 

    • Looking at the Google Maps Street View – I would have to agree with you!  It seems as though they would  be better serviced to fix them up a little and maybe offer them as low-income housing VS spending all the $$ they are to build new units else where in the state… Just a thought!

      • It is the property owner’s rights to do what he wants as long as the houses are some kind of landmark, and most people don’t want low income housing in town anyway.  

        • I never said it was not in their right to do as they wished…. When you are talking “most people” are you referring to people specifically in Rockland or just people in general?  Why would they not want low income housing in town?  I am not being argumentative – I am honestly asking!

        • Anonymous

          Have you been to Rockland lately?  There are a lot of low income apartments in and around town.  Lots of slumlords in Rockland.

      • Anonymous

         I wonder how much it will cost the city to tear them down and haul away the debris (labor, landfill fees, fuel) VS giving the property with the building to someone who would agree to rehab the building. Eventually, if repaired, the new homeowners would have a home and the city would have some revenue from the property taxes. 
        Of course, this all hinges on whether the new owners could/would care enough to invest their time and energy to make the improvements and keep their home in decent shape.  If they have no skin in the game maybe they just wouldn’t care to keep them nice.

        • Anonymous

          The city will spend $0 to tear them down.

      • Anonymous

        Bring your checkbook with you.  Easy to say from your side of the money.

  • Anonymous

    Maine State Housing justifies creating a two bedroom low income housing unit for over 250K.  I would guess these structures and their septic systems could be rehabbed for quite a bit less than that, assuming the Agency BS is minimized.

    • That was exactly what I was trying to say based on my earlier comment!

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