Alabaster looking to demolish burned-out house

The Alabaster City Council is considering demolishing a burned-out house at 151 Daisy Lane. (Contributed)

The Alabaster City Council is considering demolishing a burned-out house at 151 Daisy Lane. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Council is looking to demolish a vacant, burned-out shell of a house off Daisy Lane after the city’s Housing Abatement Board declared the structure “unsafe to the extent it creates a public nuisance.”

During its March 9 meeting, the City Council likely will set a public hearing on tearing down the house, which is at 151 Daisy Lane off Alabama 119 just south of the Publix shopping center.

The public hearing likely will be held during the council’s April 13 meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. at Alabaster City Hall.

During a March 2 work session, the City Council reviewed images of the house, which has sat vacant for at least several months after it was heavily damaged by a fire.

The city’s Housing Abatement Board declared the property a “public nuisance” during its December 2014 meeting, and ordered the property owners to demolish the structure by Jan. 30.

Because the house was not torn down by the deadline, the City Council will decide if the city will move forward with demolishing the structure. If the city covers the cost of tearing down the house, it will attach the demolition cost as a lien against the property.