FOLLOWUP: Demolition equipment arrives at thrice-burned 9029 16th SW

The end is finally near for 9029 16th Avenue SW, the South Delridge house that’s been the scene of three fires in five years, most recently February 25th. One month after a demolition permit was issued, heavy equipment arrived today. Just yesterday, we had sent an inquiry to the city Department of Construction and Inspections, which had ordered the owner to take care of the situation and then issued an extension to April 21st. Since as recently as yesterday afternoon (we’ve been going by to look every day or two), there was no sign of activity, we asked the city what would happen if it didn’t happen. The online log for the site shows yet another complaint filed by neighbors as of about a week ago. While writing this update, we just heard back from SDCI spokesperson Bryan Stevens, who says the city’s been told that demolition will start tomorrow. (If you see it any sooner, let us know – we’ll go by again later.) There’s a redevelopment proposal for the site, described as a “mixed-use building.”

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Demolition equipment arrives at thrice-burned 9029 16th SW"

  • JRR May 4, 2017 (1:28 pm)

    So tired of absentee landlords allowed to leave blight in our community. 

    • M Flash May 5, 2017 (6:36 pm)

      We have a 1 here at 7764 10th Ave SW. The city says there is nothing they can do about it, vacant for over 3 years, unkept, over grown grass. Time for a change. 

  • NotOnHolden May 4, 2017 (3:38 pm)

    It would be fantastic if they could get it done tomorrow so all of our kids don’t have to spend what looks like a nice weekend playing with all that nasty s–t kicked up in the air.

  • M May 4, 2017 (4:16 pm)

    Can’t happen soon enough. 

  • AMD May 4, 2017 (5:24 pm)

    I was about to file another complaint about the new graffiti and damage to the property but I’ll wait a day. That house was supposed to be taken care of weeks ago. I’m not going to sit and wait another month for them to actually get the work started.  

    Good riddance to 9029 16th Ave.

  • AMD May 5, 2017 (5:59 pm)

    Well, nothing happened today.  Seems they’ve bravely opted to leave their unattended construction equipment at the site over the weekend. 

    • WSB May 5, 2017 (6:03 pm)

      Thanks, we went by twice this morning & noticed no action yet.

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