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Demolition delayed at Waterloo's Greyhound Park

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The Greyhound Park is Waterloo was set to be torn down at the end of May, but the demolition has been stalled due to a hazard. 

"It's been an eyesore on the doorstep of the Cedar Valley for too long." said the attorney for Deer Creek Development, Michael Youngblut.

The demolition of the building was delayed while the company waits to find a company to get rid of any asbestos in the structure.

"So we're a little behind schedule on what we were hoping for, but we expect that that asbestos mitigation to hopefully be done by the end of June, and hopefully then we'll roll right into demolition," said Youngblut. 

Youngblut says asbestos isn't the only issue. 

"There are liability issues, it's dangerous to go inside that building," said Youngblut. 

Deer Creek asked Waterloo police to increase patrols around the area to keep trespassers out.

"There's glass everywhere. It's been vandalized. There's graffiti everywhere. It is just plain unsafe for people to enter," said Youngblut. 

Once the building is okay to tear down, Youngblut says the construction will add to the growing area off Highway 63. 

"The Greyhound park coming down will really spark further development," said Youngblut. 

He isn't ready to reveal who could move in just yet.

"There are a few that are interested right now, but obviously those are kind of tight-lipped deals until there's ink on the paper," said Youngblut. 

Regardless, many say they're happy the park is coming down. 

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