Press Release, Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
14 Dresden Street Set for Demolition
Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield Housing & Disaster Recovery Officials
What: Announcement and Demolition of 14 Dresden Street
When: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: 14 Dresden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Housing and Disaster Recovery Officials will be announcing the demolition of a long blighted property, 14 Dresden Street.
“I would like to thank our residents for raising their public safety concerns about this property. As a result this building is part of our blight reduction efforts and we are here to bring the wrecking ball!” stated Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
The property has been identified by residents as a neighborhood priority through the Mason Square Initiative (MSI). The MSI is a collection of residents, law enforcement officials, representatives from the mayor’s office and local community based organizations. This property has been public safety concern based upon neighborhood reports of drug activity and vagrants congregating on the property.
The long blighted home located 14 Dresden Street is now a city owned tax foreclosed property after foreclosure proceedings by U.S. Bank 2008 saw the home revert back to the owner after legal issues with this bank foreclosure. The City filed a motion for demolition which was granted on 12/14/2012 against the owner and obtained a final judgment in a tax taking case against the owner on 7/21/2014.
Asbestos abatement and demolition are being completed by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. The total cost of asbestos abatement and demolition will be $41,820.00. Cardno/ATC of West Springfield is providing environmental oversight of the project and will cost $4,850.00.