The demolition will be conducted by Prince George’s NAPP Enterprises Ltd. at a cost of $106,200.

The building is City-owned and has become a “potential liability issue” due to its age, neglect by previous owners and people squatting on the property. In 2011, a building report found mold and other hazardous environmental conditions. There is a “fairly significant” risk of an accidental fire being caused by trespassers. As a result, it was decided the best solution to the problem would be to demolish the building.

Once the building has been removed, it will be placed into the City’s property inventory for later disposal.