First building declared dangerous from May tornado damage

10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago Sunday, November 17 2019 Nov 17, 2019 Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:03:00 PM CST November 17, 2019 in News
By: Annabel Thorpe, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY—The Department of Planning and Protective Services in Jefferson City declared the first building with tornado damage as “dangerous” Thursday.

The building, located at 1716 Four Seasons Drive, used to be home to the Missouri Career Center.

The owners, JCMO LLC, have until Dec. 3 to make some progress toward cleaning up and securing the property.

If no steps are taken, the city will take over property cleanup efforts. Then an administrative hearing will determine the property’s future.

The Four Seasons Drive structure “has severe damage to roof, walls, framing and interior. The property is unsecured and has been site of illegal activities,” according to the Statement of Dangerous Conditions.

The property also has “a large amount of trash, debris and other abandoned items.”

To correct these issues, the property owner has to remove all debris and repair and/or demolish the remaining structure. The property also needs to be secured.

All buildings that are detrimental to the health, welfare, and safety of residents are deemed “dangerous,” according to the Statement of Dangerous Conditions released by Department of Planning & Protective Services.

A building can be considered dangerous for several reasons including if its interior walls are bent of shape or if parts of the building could fall and injure people. More details can be found in the Dangerous Building Summary.

All dangerous buildings have to be vacated, repaired or demolished, according to the summary.

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