Huh. A friend of mine mentioned today that a building had collapsed in Larryville, up along Butler Street.I thought it sounded odd even for some of the old buildings that we have around here. So I dug around a bit and found a blurb that says that a demolition crew has been working on the building since last week. Here’s the kicker – the building owner didn’t know that it was scheduled for demolition. Take a deep breath and think about that for a little minute –
The . Building . Owner . Didn’t . Know . It . Was . Scheduled . For . Demolition
And do you know what the big story out of all this is? TRAFFIC
Is it just me or does something just really not sound right here? I mean, how do you get to the point where you don’t know that a building that you own is scheduled for demolition? How does the city justify demolishing a building without actually, at least once, having some kind of contact with the owner?
How the hell does that happen?
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