Crews begin $24,000 cleanup at Citadel Plaza site

Crews fanned out Monday to cut weeds at the Citadel Plaza site at 63rd and Prospect, six city blocks of undeveloped land filled with contaminants. The work will take weeks. Inspectors wrote citations for weed violations on the property, but the owners did not address the problems. So city officials have decided to bill the owners for the mowing costs -- $24,000.