Video: A look at the homes disappearing around We Energies

We Energies knocks down homes

The landscape continues to change around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant.

The utility knocked down two more homes this week and two more are slated to come down this week.

Four raze permit requests were filed last month by We Energies with the Village of Caledonia for the destruction of homes at 7832 Douglas Avenue, 8127 Botting Road, 6005 County Line Road, and 5510 7 Mile Road. We Energies purchased the four homes in 2015 and 2016.  The utility has purchased 30 properties totaling over 200 acres since 2009, including one last month.

Ten other homes along 7 Mile Road, Botting Road, and Douglas Avenue also have their homes listed for sale by Jane Dulisse, a Shorewest Realtor, who has handled many of We Energies real estate transactions. We Energies officials have said over the years that they are creating a buffer zone around the plant.

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