Downtown JC collapsed building awaits response to demolition permit

Photo courtesy of Jefferson City News Tribune

One of the downtown Jefferson City property owners given a timeline to deal with partially-collapsed buildings is taking steps toward bringing one building down.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the owner of 200 E. High Street applied for a demolition permit earlier this week.  

The city is now reviewing the permit, taking things like traffic control and the impact on surrounding buildings into consideration before it grants approval.  There's no timeline on when that decision is expected to be made.

Property owners on that block were told last October they needed to start making repairs or demolish the buildings.  All parties miss that deadline.  

The initial collapse began in June of 2018.  Engineers blame the collapse on water infiltration and hidden mortar decay which took its toll on the buildings which date back to the 19th century.