The finish line is in sight for Nicole Curtis' controversial Minneapolis project

The TV star has faced complaints over the time it was taking to renovate the property.
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The end is finally in sight for the long-running renovation project in north Minneapolis undertaken by "Rehab Addict" star Nicole Curtis.

Curtis has faced complaints from neighbors and city officials over the amount of time being taken to refurbish the derelict property at 1522 Hillside Ave. N.

The City of Minneapolis filed a suit against the DIY Network star in January 2017, accusing her of breaking the contract she signed in 2013 stating she would redevelop the house within 12 months, having bought it from the city for $2 a year earlier.

Curtis, meanwhile, has previously been critical of the city, accusing it of blocking her attempts to rehabilitate the building by demanding a $200,000 deposit in exchange for a building permit, a claim the city denied.

The city reached a settlement with Curtis in April 2017, giving her a further six months to complete the work, and while it has taken somewhat longer than that, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel.

A Minneapolis city spokesman confirmed to BMTN that it is now in the process of scheduling final inspections with Curtis' company, Detroit Renovations, which it says has made "slow, but significant progress" on renovating the home since late 2017.

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Curtis herself told the Star Tribune that she hopes the house will ready for occupancy by the end of August, when she is holding a showing event at the home that will raise money for the homeless charity Backpack Project MN.

In its comment to BMTN, the city says it has "made it clear to Detroit Renovations" that under the previous agreement it reached with Curtis and her company, it has the ability to take back the property "without further court involvement."

Curtis has been in Minneapolis this week, holding an impromptu fundraiser at the property and showing some people around.

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