Dilapidated St. Louis Building Needs Demolishing
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
building has residents in a Dutchtown neighborhood concerned and frustrated with
the St. Louis city. Residents say the building poses a dangerous threat
to the neighborhood and many want to know why the city will not tear down
The abandoned building is located at the intersection of Osage and Nebraska.
Officials say the building is considered a historic structure and the
owner and an alderwoman are looking for funding for the repairs. Apparently,
a rehab was attempted in early 2016 but major problems emerged. According
to witnesses, a part of the building came crashing down on the street
several weeks ago. Luckily no one was standing near the building when
it happened, but the close-call has residents worried for their safety.
According to city officials, $1 million is available in the city's
budget for the demolition of derelict buildings, but the majority of those
structures are privately owned. The owners of these buildings are responsible
for such demolitions. A spokesperson for MSD says the company is spending
$4.7 billion over the next few decades to update aging infrastructure
and create more green space. However, these programs take time, and private
ownership keeps some dangerous building neglected.
If you have been injured by a dangerous and neglected structure, please
reach out to the premises liability attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord,
LLC. Our St. Louis firm can aggressively pursue compensation for an accident
on another’s premises. Together we will seek justice for negligence.
Contact us today for a free premises liability case review.