Progress Continues on Park Circle Worksite

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Westfield Center, Ohio - January 14, 2014 - Contractors have started work to take down the vacant and deteriorating buildings on the former Westfield School property. Removal of the buildings is the most visible step toward restoring the property as green space and preserving the beauty of Westfield Circle in the Village of Westfield Center.

Fencing surrounds the property for the protection of residents and visitors to the Village, and trespassing is strictly prohibited. As with any construction site, safety is of paramount importance. People may view the work from outside the fence, but are not permitted on the grounds.
 
The improved weather conditions made it possible for work to move forward. All salvage and site preparations had been completed previously by The Ruhlin Company, general manager of the project. Work is not expected to disrupt traffic in the Village, however, residents and visitors to the Village are advised to exercise caution during a period of higher activity in and around the former Westfield School grounds.
 
The property is owned by Westfield Group, which agreed to take down the buildings as part of the purchase from the Village. Improvements for occupancy of the deteriorating buildings were made impractical by the condition of the property.

Westfield Group has engaged the Westfield Historical Society in preserving artifacts from the buildings. Some brick from the school and auditorium eventually will be made available by the Historical Society as commemoratives.
 

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