For Immediate Release: 11/27/2013 12:00 PM

Contact: Karen D, Campbell 301-952-5182

Council Vice Chair and District 8 Council Member Obie Patterson Works to Address Community Concerns
Around Pyles Lumber Building
Prince George’s County Council Vice-Chair Obie Patterson (D) – District 8 says the Pyles Lumber Building, long considered an eyesore, has been a matter of community concern in Camp Springs for more than 15 years. 
On Monday, December 2, 2013, the building is slated to be demolished and Vice Chair Patterson says that is good news for the community.
“The Pyles Lumber Building was among the first issues brought to my attention by the community upon taking my District 8 Council seat.  I have worked tirelessly to reach an agreement between the Camp Springs Civic Association and private owners to address community concerns.  The demolition marks the culmination of several years of hard work and paves the way for future development.” 
The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources, Department of Permits, Inspections and Enforcement, and County Office of Law have been actively engaged in pursuing the best possible means to address local residents concerns about the property, which was damaged by fire in 2000.  The current building owners agreed that demolishing the building was in the best interest of the community. 
WHO:               Prince George’s  County Council Vice Chair Obie Patterson (D) – District 8
                         Pyles Lumber Building Owners:
                         George Curtis, Newton Development Company
                         Joe Horak, Newton Development Company
Jeff Bainbridge, Royal Farms
Matt Tedesco, McNamee Hosea Law Firm
WHAT:             Demolition of Pyles Lumber Building, 6120 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, Maryland
WHEN:             Monday, December 2, 2013
10:00 a.m.
WHERE:           6120 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, Maryland
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