Story by Melissa Murray | Marion & Taylor County Reporter, WBOY
Virginia Avenue in the city of Fairmont has seen its fair share of community blight.
In recent years, one organization has spearheaded construction projects, meant to target that community blight and revitalize the area.
"We saw an opportunity to obtain some properties, multiple properties at one time, and really make a collective impact on this neighborhood," said Andrea Salina, Executive Director of the Fairmont Community Development Partnership.
Two new duplexes will soon add to the six that stand on the 800-block of Virginia Avenue. Fairmont Community Development Partnership Executive Director Andrea Salina said they bought the properties then tore down the dilapidated buildings that once stood to create new affordable housing.