Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Housing and Inspectional Services Officials announced the demolition of the long blighted property at 409 Oakland Street on Monday, May 23 at 10:15 a.m. at the property site.
“This is one more step in our efforts in neighborhood revitalization and a continuance of our fight against blight throughout the City of Springfield,” stated Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
409 Oakland Street is a privately owned property that has been abandoned and an eyesore in the Forest Park neighborhood for a significant amount of time. The City has obtained a Court Order from the Western Division Housing Court to demolish the building. This property is being demolished with City of Springfield Demolition Bond funding.
Asbestos abatement and demolition is being completed by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. The total cost of asbestos abatement and demolition is $29,300.00
Environmental oversight of the projects is being performed by ATC of West Springfield.