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What's Up With That?

Old Treasures and Traditions retail building on busy Centreville Road slated for demolition.

What's Up With That? What's Up With That?

The old Treasures and Traditions retail building, located at 9023 Centreville Rd., is slated for demolition, according to City of Manassas staff.

Director for the Office of Community Development for the City of Manassas Elizabeth Via-Gossman told council members at their last meeting that the property, which was for sale at one time, is on the same track as the house at .

The city is in the process of preparing bids for demolition of the Treasures and Traditions property for council to consider when they return from an August recess.

Via-Gossman told council at a recent meeting that a representative for the property owner had indicated the property owner would be doing the demolition, but Via-Gossman said no permits have been pulled to begin the work.

The city has already demolished at least two properties under Virginia's spot blight abatement law:

  • 9460 Wellington Rd. near Dean Drive
  • 9530 Prince William St. (across from )

Another prior to the Sesquicentennial events in July, 2011.

Changes to Virginia's Spot Blight law a year ago now allows local governments to be more proactive in dealing with properties in extreme disrepair. Manassas began utilizing the new ordinances for the first time in May of 2011 to deal with several properties.

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