Neighbors, who lived on what was once known as Jacato Drive now live on Anthony Lane, watched as a fire damaged building was torn down on Thursday, Aug. 6.
The building was destroyed by a fire more than two years ago and a number of residents were displaced. 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.