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Parts of historic neighborhood demolished as clean-up effort

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At one time this area was considered the jewel of Flint.

Today, parts of the Historic Carriage Town district are hardly recognizable.

Fires have left the charred remains of tarnished dreams, while the demolition of some homes has come to an immediate stop.

Adam Gerics was granted a temporary withstanding order from the Genessee County Circuit Court to cease any more homes from being torn down.

"This a historic district and the fact that Hurley Hospitals thinks they can do this without anyone doing anything is wrong. And I'll fight them," Gerics said.

Gerics fighting words has gotten him and his house a brief stay of possible destruction. However, Hurly Hospital responded today with this statement regarding the matter:

"The demolitions are complete and cleanup of the parcels are underway. Unfortunately the restraining order stops the cleanup of one of the eight parcels. All appropriate protocols and rules were followed relative to demolition and cleanup. This has been a very long process and the effort has truly been about beautifying the neighborhood and helping to improve the safety of the area."

Carriage Town is the second neighborhood in Flint to be a part of the MiNeighborhood Program, which is designed to restore and save historic neighborhoods.

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