30-day extension granted for C.P. house facing demolition

2013-11-13T21:05:00Z 2013-11-13T22:32:06Z 30-day extension granted for C.P. house facing demolitionSusan Erler susan.erler@nwi.com, (219) 662-5336 nwitimes.com
November 13, 2013 9:05 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | City officials Wednesday granted a 30-day extension of work to rehabilitate a home that had been set for demolition.

The home at 9501 Johnson St. had been destroyed by fire last year and then its owner died.

The vacant house had fallen into disrepair when an order to demolish it was issued in July.

Before that could happen, the legal guardian of children of the deceased owner alerted city officials a construction company had shown interest in buying and remodeling the home for resale.

The Board of Public Works and Safety in August agreed to extend the demolition order providing progress was shown remedying the situation.

A swimming pool in the yard has been removed, and all windows and entrances to the house have been boarded, showing some progress has been made, public works and safety board members said Wednesday.

City officials recently were able to clear confusion over who is providing legal representation for those associated with the house, City Attorney David Nicholls said.

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