JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved funding to take further action on 14 properties along historic East Capitol Avenue.
City staff declared the following buildings dangerous, with the recommended abatement for these nuisances being demolition: 109 Adams St.; 113 Adams St.; 401 E. Capitol Ave.; 407 E. Capitol Ave.; 409 E. Capitol Ave.; 410 E. Capitol Ave.; 413 E. Capitol Ave.; 419 E. Capitol Ave.; 517 E. Capitol Ave.; 104 Jackson St.; 108 Jackson St.; and 415 Commercial Way. Properties at 114 Jackson St. and 429 E. Capitol Ave. were also deemed dangerous but could be repaired, according to the bill.
The buildings have been listed as dangerous and will soon have to be demolished if steps aren't taken to renovate them.
The vote approves $575,000 in funding to either fix up or get rid of the structures.
The money will also cover the city's obligation to pay back the Jefferson City House Authority for money lost while acquiring the properties.
At the meeting, many council members voiced frustration, saying no one really wants to get rid of the historic properties but some of them are just too far gone.