Orange County

Neighbors say Parramore eyesore has got to go

ORLANDO, Fla. — A home on Short Avenue in Parramore is boarded up, overgrown and neighbors say it’s clearly an eyesore.

The area is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar revitalization project, and neighbors say it has got to go.

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According to city records, there have been more than 200 violations against the house dating back to 1999. Code enforcement violations include excessive overgrowth, and housing violations include an unsafe dwelling.

As of Monday, the owner of the property is listed as McIntosh Melvin who, according to city records, also owns a home in Ocoee. Melvin also owes the city $26,000 in fines.

Channel 9 tried to reach out to the owner, but calls were not returned.

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A city spokesperson said the city continues to receive complaints and will address each one appropriately.

It is not known at what point the city can take possession of the property, if at all.

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Karen Parks

Karen Parks,

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

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