The building destroyed by fire more than two years ago that displaced the residents of eight units on the former Jacato Drive will by systematically dismantled in the coming weeks.
The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a bid from Macemon, Inc. for $71,560 to raze the building, a story in The Journal Times reads.
Jacato Drive was renamed Anthony Lane earlier this month.
Investigators determined arson as the cause of the Jan. 29, 2013 fire that burned out the building, and it’s been vacant ever since.
City officials have tried to work with the building’s owner to tear it down, but finally decided to move forward with a raze order and to pay for it in part because new owners for the rest of the apartment buildings are deep into $3 million worth of improvements.
Dan Macemon told city officials his crews will start next week cleaning out the basement before peeling the brick facade from the structure and tearing the rest of it down, the story continues.
The building will be completely down in the next three or four weeks.
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