The demolition of Oil City’s blighted Brody Block complex continues.
Crews are gradually taking apart the former commercial establishments located between Center and Sycamore Streets on the city’s North Side. Part of Sycamore Street has been closed to traffic, and at times, that move has resulted in a slower traffic flow for vehicles on Center, Elm, Seneca and Spring Streets and Plummer Avenue.
Even though it had been condemned, the long-vacant complex had changed ownership several times through online transactions. It was eventually acquired by the Oil City Redevelopment Authority, and an agreement for demolition was reached last month.
The project should be completed by the end of May. No plans have yet been finalized for the future use of the property.