Midland City Council Passes New Building Ordinance

By: Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

They're a big eyesore and the Midland City Council says they've got to go. 

A new Midland ordinance targets owners of buildings in downtown Midland. 

Midland city leaders say they will no longer tolerate anything broken down or boarded up.

On Wednesday, the Midland City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting building owners from letting repairs go by the wayside.

The City Planning Director tells us they're focusing on dangerous and broken down buildings along Midland's major roadways including: Big Spring Street, West Wall Street, Rankin and Andrews Highways, and Florida and Garden City Highway.

The city says these new regulations will go into effect in October. If the owners don't restore their properties, they could face up to a $500 fine.