7/30/2006

More Good News...

The 15th building I've identified as a public health risk - within a two/three block area around the future home of Performing Arts High School - came crashing down on Friday afternoon. 153 East Ferry has been vacant at least ten years and would have come crumbling down on its own in a few weeks, maybe months. The roof had collapsed two years ago and side walk barricades have been up and falling down for the past three years.
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I'll check with Housing Court to see what the demolition arrangements were. The owner has not maintained the builidng over the last 10 years and I've called it out to the Inspections Dept. numerous times in the last few years. It was a unique building for sure with the curved corner entrance. It reminded me of a number of places on Elmwood that started out as houses and were transformed into mixed use commercial spaces.
Part of the plan is to have the rest of these houses demoed before Performing Arts High School opens. 153 East Ferry, at the corner of Chester and one block away from the school, was the only totally derelict building along the Ferry Street corridor. Others need help. This was the worst offender. Here's the map detailing what's next! Progess...
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4 comments:

STEEL said...

sad to see it go. Your map should have more caution symbols on it

fix buffalo said...

The public health risks presented by so many of the abandoned, boarded, derelict and vacant houses/buildings in the area prompted me to put the map together.

There is a tremendous "hollowing out" of the East side going on...and many houses that look occupied - when you drive by - are actually vacant, the gas meters and electric meters have been removed though curtains still hang and a neighbor mows the lawn.

Such properties will make 'my list' as 'caution signs' in the near future.

Bethel CDC has pretty much taken possession of the neighborhood north of Ferry St on my map. Here they are building new 'vinyl victorians' - much better than the ones from the early 90's - and helping to knock down the worst offenders...

STEEL said...

Sure wish they could see the light and do some renovation too.

fix buffalo said...

Like Belmont Shelter, Bethel CDC has a model they use...imagine it's dictated by HUD or other federal funding program. If they deviate perhaps they have less reimbursement...me thinks.