‘Dangerous’ decree for avenue building damaged in 2008 fire; demolition looms

       The house at 1726 W. Colorado Ave., which still has a hole in its roof and other damage from a December 2008 fire, has been declared a dangerous building and is apparently on its way to being torn down.
       A 30-day period just ended in which the property owner did not appeal the dangerous-building decision which had been posted on the front door by the Regional Building Department.
       The 1903 house is on a 3,708-square-foot property. The Fire Department declared it a “total loss” after the fire, and it has not been occupied since then.
       After a building has been designated as dangerous the city is obligated to move forward on the demolition process, for which the owner is charged, Brunette explained.

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