with no bidders it became county property.
Now Washtenaw County treasurer Catherine McClary has ordered the house demolished. It's McClary's seventh demolition but her first in Ann Arbor--most others were in Ypsilanti Township or Ypsilanti. McClary fears it may not be the last, as declining real estate values and tough times mean more abandoned properties. She hopes the cleared lot will finally attract a buyer and bring welcome tax dollars.
[Originally published in August, 2009.]