Parker Street building demolished
June 25, 2014
G. Michael Dobbs
With the word from Mayor Domenic Sarno, a crew started the process of removing the residential and retail building on June 19.
“I heard the Indian Orchard Citizens Council loud and clear,” Sarno said.
The demolition, including asbestos removal, is costing the city $78,000 the mayor added. The city gained control of the building through non-payment of taxes.
Linda Yarber, president of the citizens council, thanked the city for taking down the problem building.
“It will make this corner much better,” she said.
Some residents said they would like to see the lot at the corner of Parker and Main streets developed as a park, but Sarno said he expects it will be developed through a Request for Proposals.
Barbara Bates who owns a business at 12 Parker St. said the building has been a “detriment” to the neighborhood for 20 years. Julian Popko, who owns the property at 20 Parker St., said with a broad smile, “I love it.”
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