Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Housing Officials announced today the demolition of the blighted and fire damaged property at 21-23 Reed 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.
21-23 Reed Street has been vacant, blighted and fire damaged for several years. The City foreclosed on the property for the non-payment of taxes in 2015, at the time of foreclosure the property had been abandoned by the prior owner. Prior to City foreclosure the City, the owner was unable or unwilling to maintain the property, and the City had obtained several Court Orders to clean the property and keep it properly secured. The property has been declared structurally unsound, a threat to public safety and ordered demolished by Building Commissioner Steve Desilets. This property is being demolished with City of Springfield Demolition Bond funding. The City anticipates selling the property following demolition.
Asbestos abatement and demolition is being completed by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. The total cost of asbestos abatement and demolition is $42,300.00.
Environmental oversight of the projects is being performed by ATC of West Springfield.
**Due to the severe deterioration of the building, the City cannot perform traditional asbestos abatement in the building prior to the demolition. Therefore, the entire building will be demolished as hazardous waste and demolition will not occur during this press announcement and instead will begin Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.**