The Public Works Department is responsible for scheduling the demolition of substandard structures.  The Demolition Program is utilizing in-house resources to demolish the substandard structures. Currently, there are over 300 substandard structures on the demolition list, and we are scheduling two structures a month to be demolished. We have completed the City Council’s Top 40 Priority List and are moving on to structures that have Orders to Demolish. 

Currently we are working on the 25 substandard structures with Orders to Demolish and getting them through asbestos processing.  Of the substandard structures with Orders to Demolish, all have been tested and are awaiting abatement.  The remaining substandard structures will be prioritized, based on where they fall in procedure process.

In 2016, City Council has given their approval to impact area specific neighborhoods with multiple substandard structures.  Therefore, in the future, the demolition program will focus on impacting neighborhoods instead of individual structures.  Each neighborhood should see a positive effect from these efforts.  Please see Exhibit A showing the neighborhoods that will be impacted first (Area 16, 17, 15, 14, and 13).

For more information regarding substandard structures, please see the Inspections Department's Substandard Properties page.   

Below is a map that shows the substandard structures in the City. The map Legend classifies them into 3 categories: Demolition Complete, Scheduled for Demolition, and Substandard. You can zoom in on the map and select the structures to give you information on each structure.

Contact Us

  1. Dustin Henslee
    Director of Public Works

    Sarah Chadwick
    Administrative Coordinator

    Public Works
    Demolition Program

    919 Elm Street
    Texarkana, Texas  75501

    Ph:  903-798-3948
    Fx:  903-792-6419
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