Title Ready near Devine to shave, transformed into green space
Columbia residents walked past the green and yellow Title Loans building near Devine Street and saw a reminder of the destructive and deadly 2015 flood. Now the building and grounds need to be cleaned up.
The city of Columbia received a FEMA grant to purchase damaged homes and vacant business, according to a statement from the Columbia Police Department.
The statement said that the grant was awarded after “extensive information gathering and a lengthy application process …”
After demolition, the land will become a green space “in perpetuity” in accordance with the conditions of the granting of the grant, police said.
The demolition will take place on March 18.
Another property that housed a loan business across Devine Street is still destroyed by the 2015 floods.
This story was originally published March 16, 2019 9:41 a.m.