JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Jefferson City officials said Thursday that demolition on a crumbling downtown building will begin next week.
The city's Public Works Department and a contractor will start tearing down 200 E. High St. on Monday, weather permitting, according to a news release.
The city council approved the $186,000 contract for demolition in January. The building's owner, Andy Niedert, is expected to pay $7,300 of that cost.
A wall of 200 E. High St. suddenly collapsed in June 2018. The wall is shared with the neighboring building, 202 E. High St. The city initially wanted to demolish 202 E. High St. but has opted not to.
The city will own the 200 E. High St. property after the demolition.
Workers will close parts of the 200 block of East High Street and the 300 block of Madison Street for the initial phase of the work, which is expected to last three to four days, the city said in a news release. High Street will be reopened during the next phase of demolition.
The total project is expected to last three to four weeks.