Demolition of six buildings on First Street in Bangor begins

Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon. Buy Photo
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon. Buy Photo
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon. Buy Photo
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.
Crews work on demolishing buildings on First Street in Bangor Tuesday afternoon. Buy Photo
Posted Dec. 03, 2013, at 4:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Crews began the demolition of six buildings near the intersection of First and Davis streets on Tuesday. The aging buildings, some of which have structural issues and crumbling foundations, will be replaced with 24 townhouse-style apartment units.

Bangor purchased the six apartment buildings in a private deal with their previous owner for about $500,000. After demolition is completed and the site cleared, construction will begin on two main buildings, one on each side of First Street, containing a total of 24 units.

BDN writer Nick McCrea contributed to this report.

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