Miller Enterprises recently completed demolition of a dilapidated and vacant structure located at 1002 W. Beardsley Avenue.
As a result of the property being vacant, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete contacted the property owner in September 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Residential Building. Unfortunately, the owner failed to register the property as required by the City ordinance. For this reason, an administrative search warrant was obtained and executed in June of 2016 by Joe Lewis, Rehabilitation Technician and Cliff Peete to evaluate the condition of the property. After the evaluation of the property was completed, it was determined that it was cost prohibitive to rehabilitate the property.
The City had filed numerous liens (more than 30 work orders had been issued) on the property for nuisance abatements over the past 10 years. The Legal Department foreclosed on the liens on the property and acquired the deed to the property. Once the deed was acquired, a request for bids for the demolition of the property was issued. Two bids were submitted on September 25, 2019 and Miller Enterprises was the low bidder. The demolition of the structure took place during the months of October and November 2019.