What is demolition by neglect?

Demolition by neglect is the destruction of a building through abandonment or lack of maintenance or the gradual deterioration of a building when routine or major maintenance is not performed. The purpose of the demolition by neglect provisions in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is to prevent demolition of landmarks or structures in local historic districts by the neglect of the property. Further information can be found in Article 3.18 of the UDO: http://www.codepublishing.com/NC/Durham/#!/3.18.html.

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