The City of Parkville has issued a final notice of abatement and demolition order for a fire-damaged property at 202 East Street in downtown Parkville. The owner of the property has until September 22, 2019, to abate the violations on the property. If the violations are not abated, the City intends to have the structure demolished beginning on September 23.
In October 2018, a fire at 202 East Street severely damaged a single-family home on the property and resulted in fire damage to adjacent properties. Since this time, the cleanup of the property was delayed while a fire investigation was performed by the Southern Platte Fire Protection District, and then by a claim review by the property owner’s insurance carrier. While this was occurring, the Community Development Department issued notices of violation to the Parkville Property Maintenance Code and worked with the owner to install temporary safeguard fencing around the property in order to protect the public.
Because of the slow progress in cleaning up the property, the City issued a violation notice and worked under state law to declare the property a dangerous building detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Parkville. Following a mandated dangerous building hearing on July 3, the City’s legal counsel prepared evidence and an abatement order to vacate the structure and commence demolition. Per state law, the owner has to be provided a reasonable timeframe to comply with the order before the City can step in and cleanup the property. If the violations on the property are not abated by September 22, the City will have a local demolition contractor cleanup the property beginning on September 23. All costs associated with the City’s expenses will be reimbursed via a special tax bill and a lien against the property.