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Council tables Hennepin Ave. building demolition, again

For the second meeting in a row, Glencoe City Council tabled any action on demolishing the former General Store building, 1128 Hennepin Avenue, because of the complications with the property. The old store is in close proximity to Kevin Post’s building to the north and the Home Solutions building to the south.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund recommended tabling action again because of liability issues over demolishing the building. After researching the situation, Ostlund stated there is no shared wall agreement on this property.
In a memo to City Council, Ostlund wrote that the contractors will hold their bids while the city meets with the adjacent property owners “to negotiated shared responsibility on the repairs. It is estimated the repairs to the other buildings could be about $20,000.

Read the full story in the July 18 edition of The Chronicle.