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Seymour Ave reopens

Seymour Ave reopens

(Cleveland)- Seymour Avenue has reopened to traffic today after the rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight last week.

Councilman Brian Cummins says a 10-foot fence remains around the house and the windows and doors were boarded to keep evidence intact for the trial against kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro.

Neighbors want the house torn down and that may happen after the trial. "There is an active tax foreclosure action being taken on the property...we would anticipate the city would ultimately be able to go forth with the demolition," says Cummins.

The city also plans to invest money into Seymour Avenue to do targeted redevelopment. That has been done in other parts of the city like on Marvin Avenue near MetroHealth Medical Center.

There's a meeting tonight for residents to discuss future plans and to provide mental health and counseling services. Cummins says residents are feeling guilt and disbelief this happened in their neighborhood.

The meeting is tonight at 7pm at Applewood Centers off W. 25th and Daisy. If you can't make it to the meeting, you can all the City of Cleveland's Community Relations Board at 216-664-3290.

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