Demolition News

MPS board awards bid to demolish State Street building Midlands MI

  s Midland Public Schools board of education voted Monday night to approve an $83,900 bid from Bierlein Companies, Inc., of Midland to demolish the district’s State Street building, which is at the corner of State and Carpenter and adjacent to the MPS administration center where the meeting was held. The board approved the bid, […]

$1.5 million to be used to fight blight in Butler County OH

There is a $1.5 million pot of blight busting money coming to Butler County and while land banks around the state are lining up, officials here say not many jurisdictions have expressed interest yet When the state biennial budget passed, it allocated $150 million for commercial and residential demolitions and $350 million for brownfield remediation. […]

Demolition before construction

WILMINGTON OH — Demolition of the old Textron factory site — along South Nelson Avenue across from the city’s landfill — began in October. The work signals a beginning of the huge project involving upgrading/updating the city’s wastewater treatment plant through the new Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure grant program. The demolition subcontractor is Charles Jergens […]

‘We’re gonna fight to the end’: Fate of Newport diner up in the air as landowner submits plan for demolition

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — Bishop’s 4th Street Diner has been serving up food in Newport since 1967, but that could soon change. The long-time eating establishment is at risk of being demolished to make space for a convenience store. Plans have been submitted to the city to do so. Steve and Vicki Bishop own the […]

The Demolition of Pontiac Silverdome

The Demolition of Pontiac Silverdome: A Symbol of Detroit’s Plight and Resiliency

When the Detroit Lions played their opening NFL regular-season home game on October 6, 1975, legendary broadcaster Howard Cossel described the Pontiac Silverdome as “the most magnificent football stadium of its kind…the finest edifice of its type known to mankind.” It was hoped to symbolize the vibrancy and progress of the Michigan area known for […]

Hazmat & Government News

Allegheny County demolition fee observations

Word that 100 blighted structures in Allegheny County will be demolished certainly is good news for the jurisdictions in which those properties are. But it also raises a critical question, concludes an analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. “Once the structures are demolished, what happens?” asks Eric Montarti, research director at the Pittsburgh […]

Council says Coral Sands Myrtle Beach Motel Must Come Down

Motions 2021-158 and 2021-159 to demolish buildings 301, 302, and 303 of the Coral Sands Motel after deeming the cost of repairs too high in relation to assessed value of the property from Horry County land records were passed in a relatively short session. Harkishin Bhambhani, motel owner and his lawyer wanted a 90 day […]

Nashvielle, Christmas Day bombing Property Owners Speak Up

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – The property owner of multiple properties destroyed as a result of the Christmas Day bombing nearly 10 months ago is set to request projects that include demolition, rehabilitation and construction. The owner must meet with the Metro Historical Commission on Tuesday to make the requests for several properties. A staff recommendation for […]

LA Judge denies petition to halt SONGS demolition

A Los Angeles judge has denied a Del Mar-based organization’s petition challenging the California Coastal Commission for its decision to approve the demolition of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The Samuel Lawrence Foundation (SLF), an environmental nonprofit, has challenged SONGS and its owner, Southern California Edison, since the Coastal Commission granted the utility […]

ST PAUL, Minn. —Destroyed in 2020 unrest, demolition of Midway Shopping Center now underway

The Midway Shopping Center near University and Snelling avenues is set to become United Village.       ST PAUL, Minn. — Demolition work is underway at the Midway Shopping Center. The City of St. Paul issued the demolition permit Thursday, Sept. 16 for the property at 1460 University Avenue, and work began Tuesday, Sept. […]