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City to demolish APEX building

Andy Ouriel • Aug 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Construction crews should soon begin demolishing the blighted building where a police dog died in June during an unauthorized training exercise.

The $1.46 million project aims to remove the decrepit Apex Building and clean up the 13 acres of waterfront property on First Street, next to Lyman Harbor.

In December, Sandusky officials obtained a $1.09 million state grant to jump-start the project.

Famous Realty of Cleveland, which owns the land, contributed $323,000, while city taxpayers are fronting the remaining $45,000.

Ideally, city planners envision the area as a job-ready site for some sort of commercial activity.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

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