The United States Environmental Protection Agency has developed a report and bid specification development tools for use by cities, counties or land banks undertaking large-scale residential demolitions.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Region 5 has recognized the challenge that vacant residential properties pose to communities throughout U.S. EPA Region 5 office, which includes the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Region 5 has developed this report and the bid specification development tools based on the experience and knowledge of Region 5 staff and representatives of communities in Region 5. In recent years, the number of vacant, dilapidated, and abandoned residences has increased dramatically. As cities have responded to stabilize the decline in cities, demolitions of residences have become a common practice to remove the hazard that vacant properties pose to surrounding communities… Click here for more information or to download the report/toolkit and factsheet.