Good news! Kyle Clark, owner of the 502 Belmont Ave property (see City going to court to have Belmont Ave ‘biohazard’ house demolished), did not appeal the abatement order the city filed against him regarding the code violations of the dilapidated house. This means that the Department of Development, the government agency that enforces code violations, can go ahead with demolishing the house! This is scheduled to happen in early September. Below is the email I received from the Department of Development on the matter:
We are having a survey performed today for asbestos-containing materials inside the house and garage. We expect to get the report from the lab in a week or so; if materials are found that require specialized handling for removal and disposal, that will be identified and factored into the specifications for the demolition of the structures. We expect that the job specifications will be finalized during the week of Aug. 9-13. Then the contractor will obtain required permits and schedule the crew and equipment. Our target date for demolition of the house and garage is September 8th.