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Update: Princess City Apartments demolition begins


Crews begun the demolition of the Princess City Apartments in Mishawaka Thursday.

The building was evacuated in March after Mishawaka Code Enforcement and the St. Joseph County Health Department found water leaking through the utilities, along with black mold and bugs.

City Official Bo Hundt said, "All of the recycling of this area, 90 percent of the total waste will be recycled.  Concrete, all the bricks will be going to the recycling area."

Neighbors were seen gathering around the demolition site Thursday morning, many of them taking pictures of the event.  One neighbor tells Fox 28 News that she is happy that the building is being demolished and that it was long overdue.

The City of Mish is expected to pay $38,900 to Jackson Services, a company based in Rochester. The city is funding the demolition up front, though they plan to place a lien on the property and hope to be repaid by the apartment owners.

Code Enforcement was called over 80 times about the apartments in the past several years.

The demolition team has 30 days to complete the demolition process.  It could take longer than many would expect, because the team will be recycling 90 percent of the materials from the building.


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