Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Community Development Officials announced the demolition of the long blighted property at 489 Hancock Street.
“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.
489 Hancock Street was condemned by the Inspectional Services Division in 2015. The property has subsequently been declared structurally unsound and a threat to public safety by Building Commissioner Steve Desilets. The City sought and was granted a Court Order to demolish by the Western Division Housing Court. This property is being demolished with City of Springfield Demolition Bond funding and the City anticipates placing a lien on the property for all costs associated with demolition.
Asbestos abatement and demolition is being completed by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. The total cost of asbestos abatement and demolition is $33,750.00.
Environmental oversight of the projects is being performed by ATC of West Springfield.