Pawtucket identifies 9 properties for receivership program

PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien announced that the city has identified nine abandoned properties to be placed into the city's receivership program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien announced that the city has identified nine abandoned properties to be placed into the city's receivership program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien has identified nine abandoned and problem properties to be placed in its receivership program, the city announced Tuesday.

The properties have numerous outstanding violations that have not been remedied with the zoning and code enforcement department. The city will petition the R.I. Superior Court to place them into receivership to move forward with abatement.

In the 2017 iteration of the program, five properties were placed in receivership and were either appointed a receiver to oversee their clean-up, rehabilitation and sale, or the current owners moved forward with repairs to the property.

The exact addresses of the newly identified properties were not released, as they are vacant and prone to vandalization and theft.

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The properties were identified as being on the following streets:

  • Paisley Street
  • Magill Street
  • Armistice Boulevard
  • Thomas Avenue
  • Centre Street
  • Randall Street
  • Mineral Spring Avenue
  • Vine Street

“The receivership process is another tool for the city to improve the quality of life, property values and aesthetics for our residents and neighborhoods,” said Grebien in a statement. “We hear about these problem properties from residents who take pride in their neighborhood, and have made it a priority. We will be moving aggressively to have these problem properties cleaned up, as well as others across the city.”