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ignite cda eyes building removal near Skate Park

It appears as though ignite cda is preparing to order demolition of more buildings that it owns north of the Coeur d'Alene Skate Park, off Garden Avenue, between Park Drive and Northwest Boulevard. ignite cda has removed 5 or 6 houses along Park Drive so far. Others are still being used as rentals. From minutes of ignite cda Dec 16 meeting:

Demolition of 515 W. Garden Avenue Buildings

Ex. Director Berns discussed the demolition of the buildings (residence and arage) located on ignite cda’s 515 W. Garden Avenue property due to safety/liability concerns. Gary Frederickson, owner of Vista Property Management that manages the property for ignite cda, recommends that ignite cda consider demolishing the buildings on the 515 W. Garden Avenue property for the following reasons:

  • Extensive repair issues
  • Safety issues / liability issues

Mr. Frederickson feels that the costs required to remediate the safety/liability issues at this property are not worth the investment, and thus has recommended that the buildings on the site be demolished. Cannon Hill has provided an estimate of the cost to demolish the buildings, plus the associated asbestos testing. The estimated cost to demo the buildings and test for asbestos is between $7-8,000 (asbestos remediation, if needed, would be extra). Following discussion, Ex. Director Berns was asked by the Board to compile a total cost for needed repairs to address the aforementioned issues with the residence located on the 515 W. Garden Avenue property.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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