Faro has a ghost-town look and feel to it. There are large sections of town that are full of boarded up townhouses, apartment complexes, single family homes and businesses. These buildings have been closed for so long that they have now become unfit for habitation. As Faro tries to change its image from the rough and tumble mine town, town beautification has become a priority. These run down buildings have stood in the way of that beautification process.
The town received a large amount of funding to tear down some of the most obvious eye-sores here. Prior to them coming down for good, some folks were able to bid for salvage rights on them. For a few weeks they were able to nab anything they wanted from the buildings. Now they sit just waiting for their final tear down. Town is going to look so much better even with just these few buildings gone.
I am not sure what is going to happen with the vacated spaces. I hope the town turns it into more green space that can be used by anyone. Faro has a lot of greenspace, but sadly it is mainly golf course so we cannot play on it. It looks gorgeous, but it is a little frustrating to see so much work put into maintaining the golf course when the playgrounds are so dilapidated that they are unsafe and therefore pretty much unusable. We sure are hoping that Faro puts more resources into making the community more family friendly to entice more young families to move here.
It will be exciting to see how many more eyesores will be taken down in the next few years. Faro will surely benefit from this beautification as the ghost town is left behind and replaced by a thriving small community taking pride in its appearance.
The old laundromat being prepped for moving:
This apartment sits right next to the one in the above picture. All of its windows have been removed and I am sure more was taken from the inside: