I just received this email from him-
I am very pleased to report that the principal owners of Southwyck have collectively agreed to move forward with the demolition of the property known as the Southwyck Mall. I firmly believe this decision and ultimate demolition of the property will provide a vibrant future for the property. It is my understanding that the complete project will require between 6 and 7 months, and the initial phase will begin next week. I believe now we must be patient and have the confidence that private industry will, when the market is right, create a new and vibrant outcome to the property.
I would like to end by expressing my heartfelt appreciation to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, Dave Amstutz and his team in the Economic Development Department and Larry Dillin for all of their effort and commitment to making this day become true reality. I would further express my appreciation to my predecessor, Rob Ludeman, and Dave Lemon, along with all of the residents in the Southwyck / Regan Woods neighborhood, for their steadfast support and unwavering commitment to the rebirth of this gem in South Toledo.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
D. Michael Collins
District 2 Councilman