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.
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