The wrecking ball cometh!
City officials have confirmed that the owner of a stalled construction site in Homecrest will finally raze the house that has caused neighbors headaches for nearly a decade.
“That is the best news I’ve heard in a long, long time,” said Betty Travitsky, who lives next to the 1882 E. 12th Street site.
The Department of Buildings said an attorney for property owner Joseph Durzieh handed the city a letter on April 25 committing to the demolition and indicating a formal application could come as early as next week.
Engineer James W. Feuerborn of firm Thornton Tomasetti will draw up plans to tear down the structure, department officials said.