House demolitions

#topekatweetalong will capture every house demolition this year. There should be about 40, so hope you like destruction. Background on our demolition efforts at the bottom.

  1. Topeka in Two: Special Structures Unit
  2. TL;DR: Topeka City Council approved a $400,000 demolition budget for 2016 (4x what we usually have) to address a top concern we hear about in the community. These are their stories. More background at the bottom.
  3. *This blog is for all structures taken down with 2016 funds. If you see a demolition from 2017 here, it's because we used encumbered 2016 money to take it down.
  4. Note: The total costs listed in this blog include searching for the title to the property, inspecting and/or abating for asbestos and the demolition.

  5. House 36: 924 SE 12th
  6. Demolition order: Aug. 4, 2016
  7. Demolition: May 1, 2017*
  8. Total cost: $10,294
  9. Property maintenance cited this property twice in the past two years: Once for weeds and once for being an unsafe structure.
  10. 4R Construction demolished the structure for $8,760. The remaining costs were associated with the asbestos inspection and removal and searching for the title.

  11. House 35: 1116 NW Gordon
  12. Demolition order: Aug. 4, 2016
  13. Demolition: April 8, 2017*
  14. Total cost: $4,857
  15. Property maintenance cited this property nine times in the past two years: Three times for weeds, four times for sanitation, one housing case and one unsafe structure case.
  16. 4R Construction demolished the structure for $3,740. The remaining costs were associated with the asbestos inspection and removal and searching for the title.

  17. House 34: Garage behind 1218 SW 6th
  18. Demolition of 1218 SW 6th
  19. Demolition order: Sept. 1, 2016
  20. Demolition: March 27, 2017*
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